San Diego airport officials today announced that American Airlines will begin a daily nonstop flight to Miami this summer.
American Flight 1065 is scheduled to depart Miami International Airport at 6:50 p.m. Eastern time and arrive at Lindbergh Field at 8:55 p.m. Pacific time beginning June 12.
The redeye return run to Miami is set to leave San Diego at 9:45 p.m. and arrive at 5:40 a.m. the next day.
“We are so pleased that American Airlines will create a bridge between San Diego and Miami,” said Thella Bowens, the president and CEO of the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority. “Until today, Miami was San Diego’s largest market without direct service from San Diego, and it’s great to know that San Diegans will once again have direct access to one of Florida’s key cities.”
It’s been 20 years since the two coastal vacation destinations had a nonstop link, she said.
The airline plans to operate the flight with a 150-seat Boeing 737-800.