American Airlines returning to Acapulco

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A cliff diver at La Quebrada in Acapulco.
A cliff diver at La Quebrada in Acapulco. Photo Credit: Gay Nagle Myers

American Airlines will fly twice weekly from Dallas/Fort Worth to Acapulco this winter, marking its return to the Mexican resort city. The airline last flew to Acapulco in 2011.

"American constantly reviews our route network to ensure that we are maximizing our fleet and responding to customer demand," spokeswoman Martha Pantin wrote an email Thursday. "We think that Acapulco provides an opportunity at this time and look forward to returning."

She said the carrier expects to serve both leisure and family/friends travel on the route, but she didn't specify which of those market segments American expects to be larger. 

American will fly the route with an Embraer E175 regional jet on Tuesdays and Saturdays, beginning Dec. 21. Along with the winter, the carrier will fly Dallas-Acapulco during the summer. The aircraft will have 12 first-class seats and 64 economy seats. 

American is slated to become just the second carrier to fly between the U.S. and Acapulco. It will join United, which flies Houston-Acapulco four times per week. 

American also announced Thursday that it will begin flying to the resort region of Huatulco in the southwestern state of Oaxaca on Dec. 21, offering twice-weekly winter and summer service. 

American will make Durango in northwestern Mexico its 22nd Mexican destination next month with daily service to Dallas/Fort Worth.

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