American Airlines Launches New Service to Cancun

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American Airlines announced that they would be adding some new routes to Cancun, Mexico starting in 2016. The new gateway cities which will offer the service may surprise you since they aren’t seen as American hubs. Earlier this week, we wrote about how American Airlines to Launch New Service from Los Angeles to Tokyo Haneda, so the airline is aggressively adding new routes.

American will be adding non-stop saturday service from Raleigh-Durham (RDU), Pittsburgh (PIT), Nashville (BNA) and Kansas City (MCI) to Cancun.

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Per American Airlines,

“American Airlines will offer new access to Cancun, Mexico – one of Mexico’s most popular destinations – when it adds new service from four U.S. cities in 2016. The new seasonal service to Cancun International Airport (CUN) will operate on Saturdays from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU), Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT), Nashville International Airport (BNA) and Kansas City International Airport (MCI).  We expect that customers may begin booking flights for these new routes in mid-November once governmental approvals have been obtained, and service will start on March 5, 2016.

“The addition of these four new routes gives our customers 12 locations to fly non-stop to Cancun,” said Art Torno, senior vice president – International and Cargo. “As the premier carrier to Mexico, the Caribbean and Latin America with flights to 85 destinations, these additions highlight our commitment to providing our customers with a network that is second to none.”

In August, American announced plans to provide customers a more seamless experience with its Airbus 319 fleet. A319s will be retrofitted with AC power ports at every seat and new overhead bins with increased storage for carryon bags. When complete, all A319s will be configured with 128 seats with 8 First Class seats and 18 Main Cabin Extra seats.

Bottom Line

I think this is great news for those looking to head down to Cancun. American Airlines will be competing with Delta Air Lines who also offers non-stop service to Cancun from several non-hub cities as well, as it’s a popular leisure destination.
What do you think of American’s newly announced service to Cancun? 
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  1. I was just in Cancun a couple of weeks ago and the newest terminal there is being douibled in size so makes sense for AA to add flights.

  2. Being based at MCI it’s awesome news except….Saturday only service means you can only visit for a week at a time and not long weekends which would be much more tempting to me.

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