American Airlines Operating Repatriation Flights to Get Customers Home This Week

Disaster response

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

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 with fares capped to ensure customers are able to take advantage of the service.

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.