American Airlines began two new routes from New York to Mexico



Last Thursday (3) American Airlines began two new services from New York (JFK) to Mexico, increasing its network to four Mexican destinations at John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK). The new routes are aimed at business and VFR (friends and family/relatives visiting) passenger traffic.

According to data obtained by Aviacionline through Cirium, American will offer 11,424 weekly seats between New York (JFK) and Mexico for this winter boreal season, representing an increase of 197.5% compared to the same period prior to the pandemic.

New service between the Big Apple and Nuevo Leon

American began operations of its fourth route in Monterrey (MTY) with daily service from New York (JFK) and will offer 1,792 seats per week.

The flight AA 2883 was operated in an Airbus A319 registered with the registration number N757UW, which took off from John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) at 18:05 local time and landed at General Mariano Escobedo International Airport at 20:25, after four hours and 20 minutes.

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American now offers Monterrey (MTY) nonstop service from New York (JFK), Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), Miami (MIA) and Phoenix – Sky Harbor (PHX).

Flight Itinerary
  • New York – Monterrey Flight AA 2883 JFK 17:55 – MTY 21:58
  • Monterrey – New York Flight AA 2917 MTY 07:19 – JFK 12:30

The flights will be operated in Airbus A319 aircraft with a capacity of 128 seats (8 Business Class/120 Economy).

According to data compiled by the Federal Civil Aviation Agency (FAA) 48,142 passengers were mobilized in 2019 between Monterrey (MTY) and New York (JFK) in 728 operations. Currently, American is the only air operator connecting Nuevo León with the Big Apple.

Six routes between the U.S. and Mexico City

American is adding new service to Mexico City (MEX) from New York (JFK) with daily flights and will offer 2,408 seats per week. The airline is the second largest carrier with the largest capacity between the Mexican capital and the United States.

Flight AA 2995 was operated in a Boeing 737 registered with registration number N339SU, which took off from John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) at 20:56 local time and landed at Benito Juarez International Airport (MEX) at 23:56, after four hours and 31 minutes.

American offers non-stop service to Mexico City from Charlotte (CLT), Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), Phoenix (PHX) and New York (JFK).

Flight Itinerary
  • New York – Mexico City Flight AA 2995 JFK 19:29 – MEX 00:08+1
  • Mexico City – New York Flight AA 2996 MEX 01:15 – JFK 07:04

The route will be operated with Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft with a seating capacity of 172 (16 Business Class/156 Economy).

In consultation with CAIA data, 1,037,259 passengers and 8,704.2 tons of cargo were moved in 2019 between New York (JFK) and Mexico City (MEX) on 7,182 operations. The Big Apple is the Mexican capital’s second largest U.S. market, behind only Los Angeles (LAX).

See also: American Airlines resumes flights to Santa Clara and Varadero

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