ANTIGUA - American Airlines announced today that it will begin daily service between Antigua and San Juan using Boeing 737-800 aircraft, effective Dec. 2. American will discontinue its daily flight from Antigua to Miami.
“We will continue to serve Antigua, and this new schedule will benefit travelers to and from the island by facilitating connections. We are committed to Antigua, and we are confident that our customers will enjoy this new service and this new aircraft,” said Janine Billy, country director for American airlines in Antigua.
The 737-800 seats 134 passengers and features American’s “new-look” interior, with comfortable new seats that have adjustable leather-covered headrests. The aircraft has an updated décor and amenities including powerports for laptop computers and a video entertainment system. The 737 also features More Room Throughout Coach. Under this program, the airline has increased coach legroom by three to five inches per row.
“With the new San Juan flight, customers will have better connections to cities throughout the Caribbean and on the U.S. mainland, such as Albuquerque, Aruba, Baltimore, Boston, Cleveland, Chicago, Curacao, Ft. Lauderdale, Dallas/Fort Worth, Hartford, Miami, New York Kennedy, Newark, Norfolk, Orlando, Philadelphia, Santo Domingo, St. Croix, St. Thomas, Tampa, and Washington, D.C., ” said Billy.
American also announced that it has installed another number for the Reservations Department in Antigua. The toll free number is 1-800-744-0006. The original numbers, 462-0951 and 462-0952, will continue to be available.
In addition, the airline announced that it will extend its double mileage offer for travel through Dec. 15. The offer applies only to AADVANTAGE members who purchase and fly on published fares. Bonus miles do not count toward elite status qualification. Registration prior to travel is required to earn double miles and can be done online through American’s popular web site www.aa.com/offers or by calling AADVANTAGE DIAL-IN at 800-882-8880. The registration code is DBLAA.