American Airlines Operating Repatriation Flights to Get Customers Home This Week

Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 6:00 PM

Airline adds special service from Latin America and the Caribbean to bring US citizens home and connect the world with the goods they need the most

FORT WORTH, Texas — American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) will operate seven special flights beginning Thursday, March 26, between Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) and four Latin American cities to bring customers home in light of government travel restrictions related to coronavirus (COVID-19). Flight segments include service from São Paulo (GRU) to DFW and from Honduras to DFW.

American continues to take care of customers during this uncertain time as government-imposed travel restrictions continue to develop. Special flights to Latin American destinations will be available for purchase today on aa.com with fares capped to ensure customers are able to take advantage of the service. The airline will operate the following flights:

March 26 and March 27

Origin Destination Flight number Departure time Arrival time
Tegucigalpa, Honduras (TGU) DFW 540 1:54 p.m. 6:34 p.m.
Roatán, Honduras (RTB) DFW 2192 2:10 p.m. 6:46 p.m.
San Pedro Sula, Honduras (SAP) DFW 2210 2:25 p.m. 7:05 p.m.

March 28

Origin Destination Flight number Departure time Arrival time
São Paulo (GRU) DFW 962 10:45 p.m. 7:10 a.m. (next day)

The new segments between DFW and GRU also will provide much needed cargo-capacity, allowing American to continue to serve the needs of its cargo customers and help keep the world’s economy moving. The airline will aid in shipping important goods, including pharmaceuticals, electronics and produce. Flights from DFW to GRU will also be available for purchase to assist in getting Brazilian citizens home, with flights operating on March 27.

This week, the airline operated charters for the U.S. State Department from both Guatemala City, Guatemala (GUA), and Lima, Peru (LIM), to get U.S. residents home. To further assist customers, American flew 71 ferry flights to the U.S. from several Caribbean destinations, including 14 flights from Montego Bay (MBJ) and three flights from Kingston (KIN) in Jamaica; five flights from Santo Domingo (SDQ), nine flights from Punta Cana (PUJ), one flight from Santiago (STI) and one flight from Puerto Plata (POP) in the Dominican Republic; four flights from Port-au-Prince, Haiti (PAP); 12 flights from Aruba (AUA); three flights from Bonaire (BON); three flights from Curaçao (CUR); six flights from St. Maarten (SXM); eight flights from St. Lucia (UVF); one flight from Guadeloupe (PTP); and one flight from Martinique (FDF). Ferry flights flew without passengers to these islands and returned with customers looking to return home to the United States.

About American Airlines Group
American Airlines offers customers 6,800 daily flights to more than 365 destinations in 61 countries from its hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Washington, D.C. With a shared purpose of caring for people on life’s journey, American’s 130,000 global team members serve more than 200 million customers annually. Since 2013, American has invested more than $28 billion in its product and people and now flies the youngest fleet among U.S. network carriers, equipped with industry-leading high-speed Wi-Fi, lie-flat seats, and more inflight entertainment and access to power. American also has enhanced food and beverage options in the air and on the ground in its world-class Admirals Club and Flagship lounges. American was recently named a Five Star Global Airline by the Airline Passenger Experience Association and Airline of the Year by Air Transport World. American is a founding member of oneworld®, whose members serve 1,100 destinations in 180 countries and territories. Shares of American Airlines Group Inc. trade on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol AAL and the company’s stock is included in the S&P 500. Learn more about what’s happening at American by visiting news.aa.com and connect with American on Twitter @AmericanAir and at Facebook.com/AmericanAirlines.