American Airlines will begin
seasonal nonstop service between its Miami hub and Montevideo, Uruguay,
this November.The seasonal service was originally introduced in December
2004, and is being renewed this year as a result of its success.
American’s nonstop flight will operate from Nov. 17, 2006, to April 10,
2007, and will be flown three times weekly in each direction. On days the
nonstop flight does not operate, American will continue to fly its current
schedule of service to Montevideo via Buenos Aires, Argentina.
“All of us at American Airlines are proud and excited to be the first
carrier to operate nonstop service between Miami and Montevideo,” said
Peter J. Dolara, American’s Senior Vice President-Miami, Caribbean and
Latin America. “As the capital and largest city in Uruguay, Montevideo has
long been an important part of American’s extensive Latin American route
network. Nonstop service between Montevideo and our international gateway
in Miami makes it more convenient than ever to travel to and from this
wonderful South American city and country.”
“Maintaining sustainable growth in our country is intrinsically tied to
our accessibility and the ability to connect,” said Dr. Hector Lescano,
Uruguay’s Minister of Tourism. “The return of American Airlines direct
nonstop service from Miami to Montevideo for the third year in a row is
greatly satisfying and an ongoing goal.”
American will operate Miami-Montevideo service with Boeing 767 aircraft
configured with 30 Business-Class seats featuring a spacious 60-inch pitch,
and 182 seats in the Main Cabin. In both cabins, travelers will enjoy large
overhead-storage bins that allow carry-on luggage to be stored “wheels
first,” creating more overall storage space and making it easier to stow
and remove bags.
For those who like to “stay connected” during their trip, powerports
are located at each seat in the Business-Class cabin on the 767 and are
conveniently placed throughout the Main Cabin, so passengers can work en
route, operate their own CD or DVD players, or even recharge cell phones.
And on the ground, American provides travelers an oasis for work or
relaxation at the Admirals Club(R) facility in Miami.