American Airlines adds new non-stop Birmingham to New York City route

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American Airlines (Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport)

Traveling to the Big Apple from Birmingham this spring?

Air travelers now have an additional option.


American Airlines (AA) has announced plans to add a new route to their lineup at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. Beginning the first week of May, travelers can fly non-stop to LaGuardia (LGA) on AA.

Beginning on May 5th, the new flight will have the following daily departure and arrival times for the new route: 

  • Leave Birmingham at 6:05AM — Arrive at LaGuardia at 9:30AM (EST)
  • Leave LaGuardia at 7:29PM — Arrive in Birmingham at 8:54PM

 The early morning departure and late evening return makes the service attractive to business travelers who often like the option of a one-day trip, leaving early in the morning and returning in the evening.

“We are thrilled that American is showing such confidence in this market,” said Darlene Wilson, Board Chair of the Birmingham Airport Authority. “We know there is room to grow additional service and we are consistently making a business case to our airline partners to consider adding more,” said Wilson.

The new daily flight from BHM to LaGuardia will be available for booking starting this weekend.

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Birmingham Airport
Photo gallery of Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. (Pat Byington/ Bham Now)

Alabama’s largest airport that serves 4 major U.S. based airlines, on average 85 flights a day arrive and depart BHM.

“This new route compliments our existing service between BHM and Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Miami, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.,” said Philippe Puech, American Airlines Director of Domestic Network Planning. “We’re pleased to offer local residents greater access to American’s global network and connect more customers to Birmingham.”

What do you think of the new American Airline non-stop route to NYC? Will it encourage you to visit the Big Apple this spring? Provide us your answer by tagging us on social media @bhamnow

Pat Byington
Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.

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