American Airlines Wants to Restart Flights From DFW to Quito, Ecuador and Add Another Route, Too

American Airlines wants to restart service from DFW International Airport to Ecuador, flying to both Quito and Guayaquil.American Airlines told the U.S. Department of Transportation in a filing last week it wanted to start flights from the North Texas airport to Ecuador's two largest cities. It expands American's service to South America from DFW. Travelers previously had to connect through its Latin American hub in Miami.Fort Worth-based American hopes to start flights to the zero-latitude nation around Dec. 18. "We're always evaluating our network based on supply and demand, and we do see strong demand for the new service," said spokeswoman Nichelle Tait. "We're also looking forward to providing direct access to our largest hub, with more than 900 daily flights - optimal for connections."American flew from DFW to Ecuador from 2015 to 2017, but later dropped the route."We stopped service between Quito and DFW in August of 2018, due to underperformance," Tait said. "As political and economic environments change, supply and demand changes, which we adapt to as needed. We want to return to the market with even more opportunities through DFW, which has grown over the past year."Three flights each way are planned to Guayaquil (GYE), Ecuador's most populous city near its Pacific coast.Right now, American's proposal says flights would leave at 5:35 p.m. from DFW on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday and arrive at 12:30 a.m. local time in Guayquil. Return flights on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday would depart from Guayaquil at 1:40 a.m. local time and arrive in North Texas at 6:45 p.m. Central.American hopes to operate four flights a week each way to the Ecuadorian capital of Quito (UIO), with flights from DFW on Sunday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday leaving at 2:15 p.m. and arriving at 11:55 p.m. local time. Flights coming back to DFW on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday would leave Quito at 1:35 a.m. and arrive at 6:30 p.m.  Continue reading...

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