American Airlines announced today beginning November 19, that it will re-launch its nonstop, year-round service between Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Washington’s Dulles Airport.
“The Puerto Rico Tourism Company is committed to the development and growth of new airline routes,” said Jaime Lopez Diaz, executive director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company. “As an island, we understand the importance of offering our visitors efficient and accessible flight alternatives. This is why the return of the Washington Dulles-Luis Munoz Marin route will be of great benefit to the tourism and hospitality industry.
“With the reinstatement of this route we are certain that our strategy to boost confidence in Puerto Rico as a destination, as well as to attract new business to the airline industry, is working. We are sure this is one more step in making Puerto Rico the Caribbean hub for American Airlines and its affiliates,” said Lopez Diaz.
“San Juan is a great destination for Washingtonians, both for business and leisure travel, and we are delighted to reinstate this service,” said Gerald McGaughey, American’s director of passenger sales, mid-Atlantic region. “It will also be a real benefit to residents of Puerto Rico, who will have convenient access to our nation’s capital and surrounding areas.”
American will fly the route with Boeing 737-800 aircraft with 16 seats in Business Class and 144 seats in Economy Class.