announced today it will introduce two new nonstop international routes from
its hub in Dallas/Fort Worth, effective Feb. 3, 2006. The new destinations
from DFW are Montego Bay, Jamaica, and Guanacaste, Liberia, in Costa Rica.
They will become the 34th and 35th nonstop international destinations from DFW
flown by American and its regional airline affiliate, American Eagle.Subject to government approvals, American will operate the Montego Bay
service with its 142-seat Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The flight will operate
Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The new service is in addition to
American’s four other daily flights to Montego Bay from Miami and New York.
Service to Guanacaste will also be flown with American’s 737-800 aircraft,
subject to government approvals. Departures from DFW will operate Wednesday
and Saturday—return departures from Guanacaste will operate Thursday and
Sunday. Additional connections to Guanacaste are also available through
American’s Miami hub.
“These new nonstop international services clearly show the economic
significance and benefits of our DFW hub and further strengthen DFW as an
international gateway,” said Dan Garton, American’s Executive Vice President
of Marketing. “Because American flies into the hub from many different cities
with customers who then connect to other flights such as these new routes,
local Metroplex residents are able to enjoy the benefits of additional new
nonstop international destinations from DFW.”
Montego Bay is known for its great shopping, extraordinary food, pristine
beaches and fascinating nightlife. The bay is stunning in its natural beauty,
surrounded by beautiful mountains.
Guanacaste is a natural gateway to northern Pacific beaches and fishing,
as well as nearby resorts and national parks.