Tourism/Transportation

American Airlines further reducing local operations

American Airlines and American Eagle are cutting local operations significantly.

Dallas-Fort Worth-based American Airlines, Puerto Rico’s dominant air carrier, will be cutting five more routes from its schedule out of the Luis Muñoz Marín Airport, including several offered by its regional operator, American Eagle.

The cuts will push to 22 the number of flights the carrier will no longer serve out of San Juan effective April 3.

The routes added Tuesday to the elimination list first unveiled in September are: Anguilla, La Romana, Port of Spain, Puerto Plata and Washington Dulles airport.

After the dust settles, the carrier will offer 36 daily flights through its sister operations out of San Juan, down 38 percent from the 58 flights currently on schedule.

It is not known how many more American Airlines and American Eagle employees will lose their jobs as a result of the additional cuts, according to a story published Monday by Trading Markets.com.

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Business reporter with 25 years of experience writing for weekly and daily newspapers, as well as trade publications in Puerto Rico. My list of former employers includes Caribbean Business, The San Juan Star, and the Puerto Rico Daily Sun, among others. My areas of expertise include telecommunications, technology, retail, agriculture, tourism, banking and most other areas of the economy.

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