American Airlines today launched additional routes and new service into several U.S. and Latin American destinations from South Florida. Beginning today, customers flying out of Miami International Airport will have greater access to cities in Colombia, as well as the option to fly nonstop to Santa Cruz, Bolivia; Phoenix, Ariz.; Sarasota/Bradenton, Fla.; and Savannah, Ga., while Fort Lauderdale customers will now be able to fly to Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic without having to make any connections.
"This expansion of service out of Miami and Fort Lauderdale demonstrates our strong commitment to sustained growth and progress in South Florida and Latin America," said Peter Dolara, American Airlines Senior Vice President based in Miami. "These additions help to boost tourism locally. We also recognize the importance of supplementing our extensive national network and facilitating connections to the rest of the Americas."
For Colombia, the service additions include new daily service between Miami and Barranquilla. Existing service into Medellin and Bogota will be increased by one daily roundtrip each, increasing service to two and three daily flights, respectively. Domestically from Miami, American Airlines will fly nonstop to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, while American Eagle will offer passengers two daily roundtrips to Sarasota/Bradenton and one daily roundtrip to Savannah. Service from Fort Lauderdale will grow with the addition of one daily roundtrip flight to San Jose, Costa Rica, and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
American Airlines customers enjoy many additional amenities, including the ability to check up to two pieces of luggage of 50 pounds or less each at no additional cost, complimentary non-alcoholic beverages, and food on many flights. Customers on American and American Eagle also have the opportunity to earn and redeem AAdvantage® miles. From South Florida, American and American Eagle offer more flights to more destinations than any other carrier.
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