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    American Airlines has served the Caribbean for more than four decades. Over the years, American and its regional partner, American Eagle have worked closely with government, hoteliers and tourism authorities to promote travel and tourism to the Caribbean, the Bahamas and Bermuda in the Atlantic.

    American first inaugurated service to the Caribbean in March 1971, flying between New York/Kennedy (JFK) and five Caribbean destinations - Puerto Rico, Aruba, Curaçao, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Haiti. Today, American and American Eagle fly to 30 destinations in the Caribbean, the Bahamas and Bermuda in the Atlantic.

    Partnering in the Caribbean
    In 1992, American, in conjunction with government and private-sector leaders, helped develop a regional marketing campaign. This effort established the Caribbean Coalition for Tourism, a partnership of government officials, Caribbean Hotel Association representatives and other private-sector partners who work to sell and market the region for tourism.

    We are in close communication with the government, hoteliers and tour operators in the Caribbean in our continuous search for new opportunities to solidify the region.

    Important milestones
    • American began flying to five Caribbean destinations from JFK in 1971 after acquiring Trans Caribbean Airlines.
    • American developed its hub in Miami in 1989 when it purchased Eastern Airlines route system to the Caribbean with its base in Miami. Today from Miami American and American Eagle serve 30 cities in the Caribbean, the Bahamas and Bermuda in the Atlantic.
    • In addition to its extensive Caribbean route system from Miami, San Juan and JFK, American and American Eagle fly to the region from Dallas/Fort Worth and Chicago/O’Hare.
    • American added Miami - Antigua service in Sep. 2008 and Miami - Grenada in Nov. 2008.
    • American Eagle began service from Miami to Eleuthera in the Bahamas in 2010.
    • American began service from New York/JFK to Antigua in 2011.
    • American began service between Miami and Martinique, and between Miami and Guadeloupe in April 2013.
    • The Bahamas
      • Eleuthera*
      • Freeport *
      • GeorgeTown/Exuma*
      • Marsh Harbour *
      • Nassau+
    • Antigua
    • Aruba
    • Barbados
    • Bermuda
    • Curaçao
    • Fort De France, Martinique
    • Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
    • Grenada
    • Jamaica
      • Kingston
      • Montego Bay
    • Dominican Republic
      • La Romana+
      • Puerto Plata
      • Punta Cana
      • Santiago
      • Santo Domingo
    • Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe
    • Port-au-Prince , Haiti
    • Port of Spain , Trinidad
    • Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands
    • San Juan, Puerto Rico
    • St. Kitts
    • St. Lucia
    • St. Maarten
    • U.S. Virgin Islands
      • St. Croix
      • St. Thomas
    American Eagle service*
    American Airlines/American Eagle service+
    All Others – American Airlines

    August 2013

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