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American Airlines announces nonstop flights between OKC and Miami

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Travelers make their way through Will Rogers World Airport at the American Airlines counter in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. The airport is offering airlines who bring in nonstop service to destinations that are currently not offered free marketing incentives.  Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman
Travelers make their way through Will Rogers World Airport at the American Airlines counter in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. The airport is offering airlines who bring in nonstop service to destinations that are currently not offered free marketing incentives. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman

Oklahoma City is getting a new option for air travel to south Florida, connecting to destinations in the Caribbean and Latin America.

American Airlines is beginning nonstop service to Miami International Airport in December, expanding the availability of direct flights to major destinations from Will Rogers World Airport.

With the new service, American will have an average of 25 daily departures from Will Rogers.

Miami-bound flights are to depart at 5:22 a.m., arriving at 9:22 a.m.

Oklahoma City-bound flights will leave Miami at 9:42 p.m. and arrive at Will Rogers at 12:22 a.m.

American will fly the route with E175 aircraft, a jet that seats around 75 built by Brazilian aerospace manufacturer Embraer.

Tickets go on sale Monday for service beginning Dec. 18.

When the service begins, American will be flying direct from Will Rogers to Miami; Dallas-Fort Worth; Chicago; Charlotte, North Carolina; Los Angeles; Philadelphia; Phoenix and Washington National.

American opened 15 new gates this month at Dallas-Fort Worth for the addition of more than 100 daily American Eagle flights.

American's expansion at DFW includes service to 23 new destinations and frees up six gates for larger aircraft.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

William Crum

OU and Norman High School graduate, formerly worked as a reporter and editor for the Associated Press, the Star Tribune in Minneapolis, and the Norman Transcript. Married, two children, lives in Norman. Read more ›

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