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5 Major U.S. Cities Getting Nonstop Cancun Flights Through American Airlines This Winter

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Traveling to Cancun is just getting easier by the minute with so many flights from cities across the country, including American Airlines. Starting this November and December, the airline will be resuming some of its popular flight routes from five major U.S. cities to Cancun, as well as increasing some flight frequencies to Cancun due to high demand.

The flight services will come just in time for travelers to prepare for their winter holidays this year. We’ve got all the information for you below. 

american airlines aircraft taking off from airport, Los Angeles in the background

What Are The New Flight Routes Cities To Cancun?

Starting November 5th, the resumed nonstop flight routes to Cancun will be for the cities of Columbus, OH, Indianapolis, IN, Kansas City, MO, and Raleigh/Durham, NC

Direct flights from St. Louis, MO, to Cancun will be available from December 3rd, 2022.

Following the resumption, flights are scheduled to operate once per week. The flights will be on the airline’s Airbus A321, Boeing 737-800, and Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner.

In-flight view of American Airlines Boeing 777 Commercial Passenger Aircraft flying high up in the sky above the clouds.

Current Flight Routes To Cancun On American

From Charlotte to Chicago, and Phoenix to Philadelphia, American Airlines’ current flight schedule to Cancun includes 10 major U.S. cities. Here’s the full list:

  • Austin
  • Boston
  • Charlotte 
  • Dallas
  • Los Angeles
  • Miami
  • New York (JFK Airport)
  • Philadelphia
  • Phoenix
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American Airlines Flights To Cancun: A Full List

Following the resumption of these 5 flight routes, there will be a total of 15 cities from coast to coast where U.S. travelers can get direct flight service to everyone’s favorite destination in the Mexican Caribbean. 

Here’s a full list of American Airlines flights between major U.S. and Cancun for winter 2022, including the number of weekly flight services:

  • Austin (AUS): 7 weekly flights
  • Boston (BOS): 1 flight per week
  • Charlotte (CLT): 28 flights per week
  • Chicago (ORD): 21 flights per week
  • Columbus (CMH): 1 flight per week
  • Dallas (DFW): 50 flights per week
  • Indianapolis (IND): 1 flight per week
  • Kansas City (MCI): 1 flight per week
  • Los Angeles (LAX): 1 flight per week
  • Miami (MIA): 35 weekly flights
  • New York City (JFK): 14 weekly flights
  • Philadelphia (PHL): 21 weekly flights
  • Phoenix (PHX): 7 weekly flights
  • Raleigh/Durham (RDU): 1 flight per week
  • St. Louis (STL): 1 flight per week
aerial view of umbrellas and tourists in the sun on a typical beach in Cancun

Frequencies Are Ramping Up For Some Direct Routes To Cancun

On top of the resumed routes, some flight services are scheduled to be ramped up on American Airlines starting in November. 

American Airlines’ increased flight frequencies to Cancun:

  • Charlotte (CLT): Increasing from 21 flights per week to 28/week
  • Chicago (ORD): Frequencies from 14 to 21 times per week
  • Philadelphia (PHL): Increasing from 14 to 21 flights per week
  • New York (JFK): Flights increasing from 7 to 14 times per week, from November 1. 

And from October 30, 2022, the airlines will begin direct flight services between Dallas (DFW) and Cancun. Services will be quite frequent, with flights scheduled to operate 50 times per week.

American Airlines aircraft in the sky

American Airlines Increased Flights To The Mexican Caribbean

With travel back in full swing and the Mexican Caribbean breaking records as one of the most sought-out destinations for U.S. travelers, American Airlines has been increasing its flight services to Cancun and other nearby destinations over the past two years.

Last October, the airline announced a new flight route between Austin-Bergstrom (AUS) and Cancun with flight frequencies four times per week. 

tourist from behind looking out at Chichen Itza, a popular attraction in Yucatan, Mexico.

And at the end of the year, in December, the airline launched an inaugural route between Miami (MIA) and Chetumal (CTM). Located about five hours south of Cancun, Chetumal is the capital city of Quintana Roo, as well as the gateway to Belize and the rest of Central America. The city is a short drive from the hot destination of Bacalar, where tourists flock for the stunning lagoon and a slower-paced style of traveling. 

dock in Bacalar, Mexico during the day

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