American Airlines Submits Application to U.S. Department of Transportation to Operate Scheduled Service to Cuba

Fort Worth, Texas, UNITED STATES

FORT WORTH, Texas, March 02, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Airlines today submitted an application to the U.S. Department of Transportation proposing to operate scheduled service between the United States and Cuba, including 10 daily frequencies to Havana from American’s Latin America gateway hub in Miami and additional service to Havana from American’s hubs in Charlotte, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles and Chicago. American’s proposal also includes daily service between Miami and five other Cuban cities.

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“American is the undisputed leader in serving the people and businesses of Miami-Dade County, which is the heart and soul of the Cuban-American community and home to nearly 50 percent of the Cuban-American population in the United States,” said American’s Chairman and CEO Doug Parker. “American’s proposed service – from Miami and four other hubs – will provide a strong foundation for the sustained future growth of commercial and cultural ties between the U.S. and Cuba. We commend President Obama, Secretary Foxx, Secretary Kerry, and the Departments of Transportation and State for their leadership in achieving the historic resumption of scheduled air service with Cuba.”

American’s proposed Cuba service:

To Havana:

  • Miami – 10 daily frequencies
  • Charlotte – one daily frequency
  • Dallas/Fort Worth – one daily frequency
  • Los Angeles – one weekly frequency
  • Chicago – one weekly frequency

Also from Miami:

  • Two daily frequencies to Santa Clara
  • Two daily frequencies to Holguin
  • Two daily frequencies to Varadero
  • One daily frequency to Camaguey
  • One daily frequency to Cienfuegos

American’s application, exhibits and supporting materials, including video testimony from Doug Parker, are available at

About American Airlines Group
American Airlines and American Eagle offer an average of nearly 6,700 flights per day to nearly 350 destinations in more than 50 countries. American has hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Washington, D.C. American is a founding member of the oneworld alliance, whose members and members-elect serve nearly 1,000 destinations with 14,250 daily flights to 150 countries. Shares of American Airlines Group Inc. trade on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol AAL. In 2015, its stock joined the S&P 500 index. Connect with American on Twitter @AmericanAir and at


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