American Airlines will resume direct flights to Uruguay following the airline’s temporary halt of operations at Montevideo Airport in March.
Beginning October 29, American will operate three weekly flights between Miami and Montevideo, using their 234-seat Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. The airline will increase flight frequency to a daily service from December 20 to January 9, catering to a surge in tourist traffic.
Data from Cirium indicates that these daily flights might continue until March 2024. Following that, while the frequency could decrease, the service is expected to extend through 2024, possibly comprising around three flights a week.
Uruguayan daily newspaper, El Observador, highlighted the development.
American’s southward expansion
This addition comes amid a broader enhancement by American Airlines of its winter 2023 schedule, cementing its lead as the primary nonstop connector between the US and destinations in Mexico, the Caribbean, and Latin America.
With the addition of two new routes and expanded frequencies on 21 existing routes, travelers can expect over 2,250 weekly flights to 90 destinations, marking a 10% seat capacity boost compared to winter 2022. Starting December 5, Charlotte will offer a 40% capacity increase on routes to Mexico and other Central American destinations. Miami continues to be the major US gateway to Latin America and the Caribbean, offering travelers over 140 daily departures to 70 destinations.