American Airlines adds new destination from Charlotte to Mexico, expands Caribbean routes


American Airlines is adding several new options for Charlotte travelers looking to enjoy beaches near the Caribbean Sea and other tourist attractions.

Flights between Charlotte Douglas International and Tulum, Mexico, will start on March 28, 2024, the airline said Friday. Tickets for the flights to the Mexican coastline town will be available to purchase as of Monday through and American’s mobile app.

American is offering one daily year-round flight to Tulum on the Yucatán Peninsula. It’s 130 miles away from Cancun, Mexico, where the airline operates up to 40 peak-day departures to 18 U.S. destinations.

Additional summer flights out of CLT

Starting June 5, American Airlines is expanding its service from Charlotte to Bridgetown, Barbados, and Liberia, Costa Rica, to be daily service.

And the airline is also expanding service to St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands to two daily flights.

Other changes on American Airlines routes from Charlotte

Last month, American Airlines announced that it was launching flights to Vancouver from Charlotte’s airport, starting June 5, 2024. It’s the only nonstop service between North Carolina and British Columbia, Canada.

Other changes on international routes included year-round flights from Charlotte to Madrid, a third daily flight from Charlotte to London-Heathrow, and a seasonal flights to Dublin in March.

Charlotte has one of the world’s busiest airports and is the second largest hub for American Airlines in the U.S. accounting for about 90% of all flights out of CLT

Charlotte ranked as the seventh-busiest airport worldwide for arrivals and departures, according to the Airport Council International’s preliminary rankings for 2022. Last year, the airport handled 505,589 arrivals and departures and had more than 47 million passengers.

Source: Charlotte Observer