April 8, 2008
American Airlines Adds Miami-Antigua Service to Schedule
MIAMI, April 8, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Airlines, which offers more flights from South Florida than any other airline, will begin daily nonstop service from Miami to Antigua this fall -- the only nonstop service currently scheduled between Miami and the eastern Caribbean island.
American will begin flying the Miami-Antigua route on Nov. 20, 2008, using Boeing 737-800 aircraft configured with 16 seats in First Class and 132 seats in the Main Cabin.The new service from Miami complements existing flights to Antigua from San Juan, Puerto Rico, offered by American and its regional affiliate, American Eagle.
Located approximately 290 miles southeast of San Juan, Antigua is known for its sunny climate, beautiful beaches, outstanding sailing and yachting facilities, and well-preserved coral reefs that offer excellent snorkeling and diving opportunities.
"We are very excited to add Antigua to American Airlines extensive list of destinations served nonstop from Miami," said Peter J. Dolara, American's Senior Vice President -- Miami, Caribbean and Latin America. "It's the perfect place for a relaxing getaway. And now, it's just a convenient nonstop flight away from South Florida on American Airlines, as well as a convenient connecting flight from dozens of other destinations via our Miami hub."
"Antigua entices visitors with wonderful scenery, beautiful beaches, numerous activities, and warm, friendly people," said the Hon. Harold Lovell, Antigua's Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation. "We look forward to the start of American's nonstop service from Miami and the opportunity it offers to showcase the many things that make Antigua such a special place for residents and visitors alike. We are confident that once visitors experience Antigua, they will want to return again and again."
Here is American's schedule between Miami and Antigua, effective Nov. 20. Flights operate daily. All times shown are local.
From Miami to Antigua Flight # Departs Arrives 1907 11:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. From Antigua to Miami Flight # Departs Arrives 1906 4:15 p.m. 6:40 p.m.
Antigua joins a growing list of destinations to have nonstop service from South Florida on American or American Eagle. This past December, American began nonstop flights from Miami to Barranquilla, Colombia, and Santa Cruz, Bolivia, as well as from Fort Lauderdale to San Jose, Costa Rica. In addition, December also saw the start of nonstop service from Miami to Phoenix on American, and from Miami to Sarasota/Bradenton, Fla., and Savannah, Ga., on American Eagle.
Last month, American Eagle began nonstop flights from Miami to Tallahassee, Fla., while in June, American will begin flying from Fort Lauderdale to Kingston, Jamaica.
With the addition of these new routes, American and American Eagle combine to offer more than 275 daily flights from Miami and Fort Lauderdale, serving 100 destinations.
Travelers can check schedules and fares and book flights to any American Airlines or American Eagle destination by visiting AA.com. There are no online booking fees. In addition, on AA.com you'll find the absolute lowest fares available for American Airlines, American Eagle and AmericanConnection(R) flights -- guaranteed. For details on our Lowest Fare Guarantee, visit http://www.aa.com/benefits.
AmericanAirlines Vacations(SM) has a number of exciting and affordable travel packages available to Antigua, as well as many other popular destinations around the world. For more information, visit http://www.aavacations.com/.
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