American Airlines adding seasonal route to Boston

American Airlines’s new non-stop seasonal route from Grand Cayman to Boston will operate on Saturdays, beginning 11 Jan. and running through 6 April. - Photo: Taneos Ramsay

Starting in January, the time it takes to get a good bowl of chowder, catch a Celtics game or plough into the history of one of America’s oldest cities will be shorter.

American Airlines has announced a new non-stop seasonal route from Grand Cayman to Boston on Saturdays, beginning 11 Jan. and running through 6 April.

Airline spokeswoman Luren Ruatolo said the new route is part of the company’s ongoing market evaluations. Passengers should not expect an expansion of the seasonal route anytime soon. “At this moment, there are no plans for that,” Ruatolo said.

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She said the route is part of American’s efforts to increase service in the Caribbean. Last year, direct flights to Nassau were added from New York’s LaGuardia Airport and Orlando, Florida. In May it added service from Dallas, Texas to St. Kitts.

Currently, Jet Blue also offers seasonal non-stop service to Boston. The addition is one of a number of increased options for travelers to and from Cayman. Service to 25 cities in 21 metro areas is now available on a regular basis, including seasonal routes. Daily flights are available to Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Houston and Miami in the US, and Kingston, in Jamaica. Additional regularly scheduled flights go to Chicago, Denver and New York in the US; Havana, Cuba; La Ceiba in Honduras and Nassau, Bahamas. Seasonal routes to other destinations, including Boston, Detroit and Roatan, Honduras, are also available.

Booking site information indicates flights will leave Boston at 9am, arriving in Grand Cayman at 1:35pm, and leave Grand Cayman at 2:35pm, arriving in Boston at 6:02pm

The price for the roundtrip flight begins at US$352.

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