American Airlines To Operate Repatriation Flights


Between March 26th and March 28th, American Airlines will be operating some repatriation flights. These flights will leave Latin America en route to the airline’s largest hub at Dallas-Forth Worth in an effort to bring people back from those destinations.

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American Airlines is operating some special repatriation flights from Latin America. Photo: Getty Images

American Airlines will operate repatriation flights

To Dallas-Forth Worth, American is operating the following flights:

  • Tegucigalpa, Honduras (TGU) on March 27th using an Airbus A319
  • Roatan, Honduras (RTB) on March 26th and 27th with both flights using a Boeing 737-800
  • San Pedro Sula, Honduras (SAP) on March 26th using an Airbus A319
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American Airlines will fly repatriation flights from three cities in Honduras. Image: GCMap

Then, on March 28th, American will fly a flight from Sao Paulo (GRU) to Dallas-Fort Worth. This redeye flight is on a Boeing 777-300ER. However, on March 27th, American will fly the 777 down to Sao Paulo to transport Brazilian citizens home. In addition, the flights between DFW and GRU will allow American to transport additional cargo. This includes pharmaceuticals, electronics, and produce.

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American Airlines is going to fly a Boeing 777 from Sao Paulo to Dallas-Fort Worth. Photo: Tom Boon – Simple Flying

All of these flights are currently bookable on the airline’s website. Furthermore, fares are capped on all of these flights.

Charters for the US State Department

Over the past week, American has also flown charters for the U.S. State Department from Guatemala City, Guatemala, and Lima, Peru, to get U.S. citizens home.

In addition, American has flown 71 flights to get customers home from the Caribbean:

  • 14 flights from Montego Bay (MBJ), Jamaica
  • Three flights from Kingston (KIN), Jamaica
  • Five flights from Santo Domingo (SDQ), Dominican Republic
  • Nine flights from Punta Cana (PUJ), Dominican Republic
  • One flight from Santiago (STI), Dominican Republic
  • One flight from Puerto Plata (POP), Dominican Republic
  • Four flights from Port-au-Prince (PAP), Haiti
  • 12 flights from Aruba (AUA)
  • Three flights from Bonaire (BON)
  • Three flights from Curacao (CUR)
  • Six flights from St. Maarten (SXM)
  • Eight flights from St. Lucia (UVF)
  • One flight from Guadeloupe (PTP)
  • One flight from Martinique (FDF)

American did not fly passengers to these destinations. Instead, the airline flew passengers looking to fly back home to the United States from the Caribbean.

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American flew additional ferry flights to bring customers home from across the Caribbean. Photo: Getty Images

Repatriation flights

A number of countries are operating repatriation flights to get citizens home. Air Canada flew citizens home from Morocco, Hi Fly is offering ready-to-go repatriation planes, and Alitalia is also flying repatriation flights.

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American’s repatriation flights will operate between March 26th and 28th. Photo: Getty Images

If you need to fly home from one of these destinations, flights are bookable through the carrier’s websites. If you are trying to get home from other destinations, check out our guide for what to do if you’re stuck abroad.

Are you going to take any of these American Airlines repatriation flights? Let us know in the comments!