MIAMI , April 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Airlines will open another new route from South Florida to the Caribbean this fall when the airline begins nonstop service from Miami to the southern Caribbean island of Grenada .
American will begin flying between Miami and Grenada on Nov. 20, 2008 , using Boeing 737-800 aircraft configured with 16 seats in First Class and 132 seats in the Main Cabin.
American's upcoming service from Miami is the only nonstop service currently scheduled between South Florida and Grenada , which is located approximately 100 miles off the coast of Venezuela .
The new service complements existing flights to Grenada from San Juan, Puerto Rico , offered by American Eagle, the regional affiliate of American Airlines.
Known as the "Spice of the Caribbean " for the abundance of spices the island produces, Grenada is also well-regarded for its cool sea breezes, unhurried pace, picturesque towns, lush rain forests, stunning beaches, and exquisite coral reefs.
" Grenada is a wonderful addition to American's schedule from South Florida ," said Peter J. Dolara, American's Senior Vice President - Miami , Caribbean and Latin America . "It has much to offer visitors, and American's convenient nonstop flight from Miami puts it all virtually at South Florida's doorstep. Our connecting service via the Miami hub brings Grenada closer to dozens of other cities as well."
"Visitors to Grenada can expect to experience some of the best that the Caribbean has to offer, including lovely scenery, magnificent weather, relaxing beaches, lively culture, and a wide variety of activities," said the Hon. Clarice Modeste Curwen , Grenada's Minister of Tourism. "We welcome American's nonstop service from Miami , just as we welcome all those who come to see and enjoy the Caribbean of their dreams."
Grenada is the third Caribbean destination from South Florida to be added to American's schedule this year. Earlier, American announced it will begin nonstop service from Fort Lauderdale to Kingston, Jamaica , in June, and from Miami to Antigua , also starting Nov. 20 .
These destinations join a list of other schedule enhancements that American and American Eagle have recently made available to South Florida travelers. This past December, American began nonstop flights from Miami to Barranquilla, Colombia , and Santa Cruz, Bolivia , as well as from Fort Lauderdale to San Jose, Costa Rica . In addition, December also saw the start of nonstop service from Miami to Phoenix on American, and from Miami to Sarasota / Bradenton, Fla. , and Savannah, Ga. , on American Eagle.
Last month, American Eagle began nonstop flights from Miami to Tallahassee, Fla.
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