MIAMI, May 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Airlines will inaugurate
new, daily nonstop service between Miami and Manchester, United Kingdom, on
Nov. 1, 2004. Manchester will become the fourth European destination served
by American from the Miami hub.
The first eastbound flight departs Miami on Nov. 1, and the first
westbound flight departs Manchester on Nov. 2. This seasonal service will
operate through April 30, 2005. The route will be served with a Boeing 767
aircraft with capacity for 29 Business-Class and 178 Coach-Class passengers.
"The United Kingdom is Florida's largest tourism market. The number of
visitors arriving from the U.K. is expected to grow appreciably this year --
and continue to grow in the coming years," said William D. Talbert III,
president & CEO, Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau. "American's
new direct Miami-Manchester service gives a welcome boost to Miami-Dade's
tourism industry and makes it easier than ever for U.K. tourists to visit us
here in Miami."
Miami is American's top international gateway. American and its regional
partner American Eagle operate the airport's largest flight schedule with more
than 200 flights a day to 90 destinations, including 35 cities in the United
States, three destinations in Europe, two in Canada and 50 in the Caribbean,
the Bahamas, and Latin America.
The following is American's new schedule to Manchester from Miami
International Airport (all times local):
From MAN TO MIA
Flight Departure Arrival Flight Departure Arrival
158 6:30 p.m. 7:55 a.m.* 157 11:35 a.m. 4:15 p.m.
*Arrives following day
American Airlines is the world's largest carrier. American, American
Eagle and the AmericanConnection regional carriers serve more than 250 cities
in over 40 countries with nearly 4,200 daily flights. The combined network
fleet numbers more than 1,000 aircraft. American's award-winning Web site,
.com, provides users with easy access to check and book fares, plus
personalized news, information and travel offers. American Airlines is a
founding member of the oneworld Alliance.