American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) has announced it will add seven flights between Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) and four Latin American cities to get customers home in light of government travel restrictions related to coronavirus (COVID-19), the company said.
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 with fares capped to ensure customers are able to take advantage of the service. The airline will operate flights from Tegucigalpa, Honduras; São Paulo, Brazil; Roatán, Honduras and San Pedro Sula, Honduras.
The new segments between DFW and São Paulo (GRU) 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 US State Department from both Guatemala City, Guatemala (GUA), and Lima, Peru (LIM), to get US residents home. To further assist customers, American flew 71 ferry flights to the US from several Caribbean destinations.
American Airlines offers customers 6,800 daily flights to more than 365 destinations in 61 countries from its US hubs.