American Airlines resumes services to Asunción in Paraguay; adds third route to Honduras from Miami and 18th to Mexico from Dallas/Fort Worth
- American Airlines returned on the route from Miami, FL (MIA) to Asunción (ASU) in Paraguay on 15 November, following a six-year absence. Art Torno, the airline’s VP Mexico, the Caribbean and Latin America, said: “American Airlines is proud to be the only airline to offer the unique direct service between the US and Paraguay though our connections centre in Miami.” Four weekly flights are now offered on the 6,200-kilometre route, which will be operated using 757s. In addition, on 17 November, the airline added services on its third (after San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa) route from Miami to Honduras in Central America. Flights to Roatán (RTB), the largest of Honduras’ Bay Islands in the Caribbean Sea, are now offered with weekly frequencies using 737-800s. Nelly Jerez, Minister of Tourism in Honduras, commented: “Roatán is an important tourism destination and this flight will further showcase Honduras as a world-class destination for diving, ecotourism and adventure.” American Eagle, the regional subsidiary of American Airlines, also launched services on the route from Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) to Puebla (PCB), making it the 18th destination American Airlines offers in Mexico. Beginning on 15 November, daily ERJ135-operated flights will depart from the Texan hub airport to the east-central Mexican city.