American Airlines announces it will offer nonstop service between Miami International Airport (MIA) and Juan Manuel Galvez International Airport (RTB) in Roatan, Honduras beginning Nov. 17. The new service will operate every Saturday using a Boeing 737 aircraft with 16 seats in Business Class and 144 seats in the Main Cabin.
“This new service to Roatan highlights our commitment to provide our customers the premier network in Latin America,” said Art Torno, American’s Vice President – Mexico, the Caribbean and Latin America. “Our customers now have even more destinations to choose from in this growing region.”
“The new American Airlines nonstop flight between Roatan and Miami will offer more options for local passengers as well as strengthen Honduras’ economy,” said Dr. Nelly Jerez, Minister of Tourism in Honduras.“Roatan is an important tourism destination and this flight will further showcase Honduras as a world-class destination for diving, ecotourism and adventure.”
“Roatan becomes the 114th destination served by American and our regional partner American Eagle® from Miami,” said Marilyn DeVoe, American’s Vice President – Miami. “And, it demonstrates our commitment to continue growing our Miami hub. This is the fifth new destination this year from Miami. We have already started service to Barcelona, Manaus and Seattle, and in November will begin service to both Asuncion, Paraguay and Roatan.”
Roatan will be American’s third destination in Honduras and the 10th in Central America. American currently offers seven flights per week between Miami and Tegucigalpa and 13 flights per week between Miami and San Pedro Sula.