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Updated: October 16, 2023

American Airlines adds NYC destination from Portland jetport

Airplane on the tarmac Photo / Courtesy, American Airlines American Airlines plans to begin nonstop service from Portland International Jetport to New York City's LaGuardia Airport on June 5, 2024.

Start spreading the news — American Airlines will be launching direct flights from Portland International Jetport to New York City's LaGuardia Airport next June.

The service will operate twice daily, adding to American's five nonstop destinations from the Jetport. The carrier currently flies to Charlotte, N.C.; Chicago O’Hare; Dallas; Miami; and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

“We are excited to announce that American Airlines will be starting nonstop service to New York’s LaGuardia Airport starting next June,” said Paul Bradbury, the Jetport’s airport director. “This new service now means that all three of the global alliances now service New York, our largest market.” 

Tickets for the new flights are available for purchase starting Monday.

On the route's first day, June 5, 2024, flights are scheduled to depart from the Jetport at  9:25 a.m. and 5:40 p.m., and arrivals from LaGuardia are scheduled to arrive in Portland at 10:48 a.m. and 4:52 p.m. Times are subject to change.

American Airlines (Nasdaq: AAL), headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, is scheduled to post third-quarter financial results on Monday.

“With service to six destinations across the U.S. from PWM next summer, American is thrilled to offer more access for travelers to see all that Portland has to offer while connecting local residents with convenient access to our comprehensive global network,” said Joe Sottile, American Airlines’ director of domestic network planning.

Breeze Airways 

The announcement comes a month after Breeze Airways, a low-cost carrier, said it was adding a destination from Portland.

Breeze will start winter-spring seasonal flights to Fort Myers, Fla., on Nov. 14, 

The additional service is the third Maine-Florida route for the Utah-based airline, along with existing year-round flights from Portland to Tampa and to Orlando.

Breeze also operates seasonal flights from the Jetport to Charleston, S.C.; Islip, N.Y.; Norfolk, Va.; and Pittsburgh.

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