American Airlines is adding four new routes to Cancun, adding seasonal Saturday-only service to the Mexican resort destination from four non-hub cities.
Service to Cancun will launch March 5 from Kansas City, Nashville, Pittsburgh and Raleigh-Durham. American will operate one round-trip flight each Saturday from all four cities. American will fly the Kansas City-Cancun route with Boeing 737 aircraft. The three other routes will be flown with Airbus A319s. American spokeswoman Laura Nedbal told Today in the Sky that the carrier had not yet scheduled an end date for the seasonal routes.
The routes still must be approved by regulators, with American saying it anticipates ticket sales for the routes to begin in “mid-November.”
“The addition of these four new routes gives our customers 12 locations to fly non-stop to Cancun,” Art Torno, American’s senior vice president – International and Cargo, says in a statement.
American’s Cancun expansion will put it into head-to-head competition with Delta on three of the four new routes. Delta also offers seasonal Saturday-only service to Cancun from Nashville, Pittsburgh and Raleigh-Durham. Overall, Delta is one of the top U.S. carriers to Cancun, offering seasonal or year-round service from 20 U.S. destinations.
Source: US Today
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