American Airlines to End Non-Stop Flights Between New York and San Juan

By Paul Riegler on 3 April 2017
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American Airlines said it will discontinue its non-stop service linking New York City and San Juan, Puerto Rico, in late summer.

The flights have connected John F. Kennedy International Airport and Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport since the 1970s. American acquired the route when it absorbed Trans Caribbean Airlines in 1971. San Juan was Trans Caribbean’s main hub.

Currently, the Fort Worth-based airline operates two daily round-trip flights between the two cities.

In its heyday, the airline used large Airbus A300s and McDonnell Douglas DC-10s on the route, operating as many as 100 daily flights from the airport. It is now primarily served by Boeing 737s and 757s.

American will continue to offer service to San Juan from Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, and Philadelphia.

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