American Airlines launched a national advertising campaign this week aimed at US Hispanic travelers in an effort to increase American’s business and to better serve the booming Latino population.

With this new campaign, American seeks to continue to be the airline of choice, uniting Latinos and their families by meeting all of their travel needs – connecting them to business associates and loved ones in any part of the world.

“American has had a commitment to this important demographic for decades,” said Dan Garton, American’s executive vice president of marketing. “As the leading US airline serving Latin America, as well as a founding member of the oneworld(R) Alliance, we are in an ideal position to provide a service that makes it easy for families to stay in touch and business travelers to do business.”

The campaign – conceived by American’s longstanding US Hispanic agency, Zubi Advertising Services, Inc. – will target Hispanic consumers with advertising in print publications and the major Spanish-language TV networks, Univision and Telemundo, among other media. The focus of the campaign is to make Hispanics more aware of the benefits of becoming a member of the American Airlines AAdvantage program.

American’s Latin America/Mexico route system now boasts 40 destinations in 17 countries, including five American Eagle destinations in Mexico. Additionally, American and American Eagle fly to San Juan, Puerto Rico, and five destinations in the Dominican Republic.

Additionally, American recently added new service to Madrid, Spain, launching nonstop flights from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in May. American also flies to Madrid from Miami, and to Barcelona, Spain, from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.