American Airlines (AA, Dallas/Fort Worth) has geared up the resumption of its services across the Caribbean, adding 300 weekly flights to 23 destinations across the region this month (October 2020).

According to the ch-aviation schedules module, the carrier on October 10 resumed five weekly flights from Miami Int'l to each of the following destinations in The Bahamas: Freeport, North Eleuthera, Moss Town, and Nassau Int'l; as well as one flight a week to Marsh Harbour. From Charlotte Int'l, it also resumed three weekly services to Nassau and one weekly frequency to Moss Town, Exuma.

The airline’s Bahamas expansion comes as the destination prepares for a November 1 revamp of its travel protocols, which will remove a mandatory quarantine period, but add new testing requirements, including a negative PCR test no older than seven days before arrival, the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism said in a statement.

At the same time, American Airlines on October 10 relaunched five weekly flights from Miami to Jamaica’s Kingston Norman Manley; followed on October 11 by a weekly flight from Miami to Montego Bay, increasing to five weekly flights by October 17. At the same time, it began servicing Montego Bay daily from Charlotte and twice weekly from Dallas/Fort Worth; as well as daily from Philadelphia Int'l.

Also from October 10, the carrier resumed services to the Virgin Islands (US), servicing St. Thomas Cyril E. King daily from Charlotte and Miami, moving to twice daily from Miami on October 17. St. Croix Henry E. Rohlsen is served weekly from Charlotte and twice weekly from Miami, with services increasing to daily from Miami on October 17.

From Miami, the airline also now operates five weekly services to each of the following: Bridgetown, Aruba, Havana Int'l, Grenada, St. Lucia Hewanorra, St. Maarten, and Providenciales. From Miami, it also flies once a week to St. Vincent Argyle Int'l; thrice weekly to Bermuda; and four times a week to Antigua; while upping its services to Belize City Int'l to five weekly from October 17.

From Charlotte, it has daily services to Aruba; and weekly flights to St Maarten and Turks and Caicos respectively. From Philadelphia, it also operates weekly flights to Turks and Caicos; while upping its Philadelphia-Aruba bound flights to thrice-weekly from October 17.

“As we continue with the steady resumption of our operations throughout the Caribbean and Latin America, our teams throughout the region have been focused on providing our customers with a safe and seamless travel experience,” commented Jose Freig, Managing Director of Operations for the Caribbean and Latin America. “Through efforts that include our 'Clean Commitment', and soon, pre-flight COVID-19 testing in some markets, we hope to restore confidence in the safety of air travel.”

Meanwhile, United Airlines (UA, Chicago O'Hare) resumes 26 routes across the Caribbean and Latin America in November. So far it had restored services from New York Newark to Aruba, St Maarten, Turks and Caicos, the Virgin Islands (US); while also serving Belize, Port of Spain; and the Virgin Islands (US) from Houston Intc'l, according to the ch-aviation schedules module. It will reportedly add seven more destinations in the Caribbean and Central American in November, including Antigua, Curacao, Grand Cayman Island, Nassau Int'l, and St. Lucia.

Delta Air Lines (DL, Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson) has resumed schedules to the following destination from both Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson and New York JFK: Aruba; Bermuda; and St Thomas (Virgin Islands). It also serves St Lucia from Atlanta, according to the ch-aviation schedules module. The carrier will add Belize to its schedule on November 20, according to news reports.