American Airlines Plans New St. Thomas Flights to Mainland

An American Airlines 737 Max 8.
An American Airlines 737 Max 8.

American Airlines continues to expand its presence in the U.S. Virgin Islands with the launch of two new routes from Cyril E. King International Airport on St. Thomas. Starting on Dec. 21, the airline will begin new year-round service to Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) as well as seasonal service to Chicago O’Hare (ORD), both operating on Saturdays.

“These two new St. Thomas routes that we will launch in December will not only promote travel and tourism to the island, but will also provide our local customers with one-stop access to the world-class network that we operate out of our Dallas/Fort Worth and Chicago hubs,” said Alfredo Gonzalez, American’s managing director for the Caribbean.

“We have identified unique growth opportunities in the Caribbean, and as a result this year, we will continue to expand our presence in the region with new routes, frequencies and destinations, operating more than 900 weekly flights during the high season,” said Gonzalez.

Flight Schedule, Available for Purchase May 13:

St. Thomas
Hub – DFW; Aircraft – B757 – 200; Flights to Begin Dec. 21; Frequency – Saturday; Season – Year-round

St. Thomas
Hub – ORD; Aircraft – A319; Flights to Begin Dec. 21; Frequency – Saturday; Season – Winter

As American aims to provide even more choices for customers traveling to the Caribbean, in December the airline will also launch new service from ORD to St. Lucia, from New York (LGA) to Bermuda and from Charlotte to Grenada.

With these two new routes, American will now operate up to 30 weekly flights from St. Thomas to the airline’s hubs in Miami, Charlotte, New York (JFK), Philadelphia, Dallas/Fort Worth and Chicago. The airline also operates service from St. Croix to Miami and Charlotte.

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