American Airlines is expanding at the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport, announcing on Thursday that it will add flights to Florida’s largest metropolitan area.

The announcement of daily, nonstop service to Miami International Airport comes less than a month after the airline said it would start daily flights to Philadelphia from XNA.

The first Philadelphia flight takes off in September; Miami begins in December.

Since the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport opening in 1998, American Airlines has remained the airport’s dominant carrier, providing flights to more cities than any other airline. It’ll provide about 25 flights a day this summer from XNA, and the service to Philadelphia and Miami will increase that total.

The additions of Philadelphia and Miami means American Airlines passengers will be able to travel nonstop to seven of the airline’s eight U.S. hubs. The others are Charlotte, Chicago O’Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, New York LaGuardia and Washington Reagan.

The flights to Miami will be on American’s 76-seat Embraer 175 jets.

Pictured at the top: The incredible beaches on the Atlantic Ocean are one of the top attractions in Miami. Photo courtesy of Visit Florida.

 

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