American Airlines plans new service to Merida

American Airlines said it will add new service to Merida, Mexico, a new destination for its global network.

New service will start on March 3, 2016 to Manuel Crescencio Rejon International Airport (MID) from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW).

Customers may begin booking flights for this new route this Sunday, Oct. 4.

“The addition of Merida gives our customers 21 destinations in Mexico, and we´ll now operate nearly 120 daily flights between our two countries,” said Art Torno, senior vice president — International and Cargo. “American was the first international airline to fly to Mexico in 1942 and we´ve been one of the leading international carriers in the country ever since.”

American Airlines Group (NASDAQ: AAL) is the holding company for American Airlines and US Airways. Together with regional partners, operating as American Eagle and US Airways Express, the airlines operate an average of nearly 6,700 flights per day to nearly 350 destinations in more than 50 countries.