American Airlines (AA), has announced that due to continued demand, the airline will be upping frequency from Miami (MIA) to Tel Aviv (TLV) to be serviced daily onboard its Boeing 787-8.

American Airlines is the sole US carrier offering this route. However, it is complemented currently by El Al’s five weekly services, with its Boeing 787-9.

Vice President of American Airlines, Juan Carlos Liscano, made the announcement today at the airline’s flagship lounge located at the bustling Miami International Airport. The route originally commenced in June 2021 and has gone from strength to strength with increases in frequency already announced earlier this year.

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Convenient Schedule

American Airlines will offer the below schedule between the two cities:

Depart Miami at 21:16, arriving in Tel Aviv at 15:30.

Depart Tel Aviv at 23:15, arriving in Miami at 06:52.

In both directions, the flights operate a red-eye service, allowing convenient connections from across American Airlines’ extensive network of destinations to and from the Floridian airport. Making ease for those connecting from South and Latin America, in addition to the airline’s extensive US route map.

On the return, departures from Tel Aviv allow for a full day of sightseeing or business in the Israeli capital, with an early morning arrival to Miami further complementing the schedule for business travelers or those requiring connections through the airline’s network.

American will be the only US carrier offering the MIA TLV route

Photo: American Airlines

Growth for Tel Aviv

Post-pandemic, the Israeli airport Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv has seen continued growth and new destinations to its port. With recent announcements, including Delta’s Atlanta to Tel Aviv connection, offering three weekly flights onboard the Airbus A350-900, starting May 8, 2023.

Emirates is also getting a slice of the pie, boosting its new connection to double daily from Dubai International Airport. Enhancing its relationship with flydubai, the airline group will offer 6 daily flights between the two cities. The growth of the service has flourished since the cooling of diplomatic relations in 2020.

From the East, Air India has also mooted the possibility of connecting from the cities of Mumbai and Bengaluru. Further, it complements its current New Delhi to Tel Aviv service.

American airlines are expanding its offering to Latin AmericaAll go in Miami

Miami also has seen its share of growth post-pandemic, with American Airlines Northern Hemisphere winter schedule planning to be 24.3% larger than before the onset of COVID-19 for services throughout Latin America. This growth will see the resumption of services from Miami to:

  • Montevideo (MVD) Uruguay
  • Five destinations throughout Cuba
    • Holguín (HOG)
    • Santa Clara (SNU)
    • Varadero (VRA)
    • Santiago (SCU)
    • Camaguey (CMW)

New York’s American hub (JFK) will also see increased frequency to the bustling Mexican destinations of Mexico City (MEX), and Monterrey (MTY). In addition to increases in operations to Bermuda (BDA).

American Airlines is further cementing itself as a leader in the US to Latin America market, with convenient connections available not just from Miami but also from its JFK and Dallas Fort Worth hubs.

Sources: Local10, Aviancionline


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