AA Establishes New Dallas Flight to Isla Cozumel

Isla Cozumel, the largest island in the
Mexican Caribbean, announces a new American Airlines daily non-stop
flight from Dallas/Fort Worth-to-Cozumel, beginning Jan. 31, 2004.
Service on the new route will be available through Sept. 7, 2004.  The
Dallas/Fort Worth flights will be operated using 128-passenger boeing
737/800 aircraft.  Serving 42 destinations throughout Mexico and the
Caribbean, American Airlines continues to expand its presence in the
region with the addition of the new Cozumel route.

“We are very excited about the new service American Airlines will be
providing to Cozumel,” said Gaston Cantarell Diaz, president of the Isla
Cozumel Hotel Association and private sector representative for the
Cozumel Trust Fund “The addition of the new flights to our island
illustrates our growing popularity as a preferred destination for

The added airlift will provide Cozumel with the opportunity to host even
more visitors, including golfers visiting the island to play at the
Nicklaus-design Cozumel Country Club golf course, honeymoon couples
traveling to Cozumel to enjoy quiet beaches, colorful reefs and romantic
hotels on the island, and divers choosing Cozumel to experience the world
famous reefs and dive sites.

Named “Cuzamil” by the Maya who inhabited it more than 2,000 years ago, Isla Cozumel or “land of the swallows” is located in the state of
Quintana Roo, east of the Yucatan Peninsula.  Cozumel, approximately 30
miles long and 10 miles wide, has an international snorkeling and diving
reputation with the world’s second-largest reef network featuring
limestone caves, tunnels and rare black coral.  Cozumel Reefs National
Park, a protected 30,000-acre national area covering 85 percent of the
island’s dive sites and embracing the southern section of Cozumel, was
created in 1996 for the purpose of conserving, monitoring and researching
the reef formation and its natural habitat.  In 2002 a U.S. News & World
Report Travel Agent Survey recognized Isla Cozumel as the North
American/Caribbean destination offering the best vacation value Visit
Cozumel on the World Wide Web at www.islacozumel.com.mx.