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Martinique Promotion Bureau: American Airlines Expands Service To Martinique This Summer

NEW YORK, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Experiencing the "Isle of flowers," with its magnificent Fort-de-France Bay, lush tropical rain forest and majestic Mont-Pelée volcano, will be made easier this summer thanks to American Airlines.

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Starting June 11 through August 13, 2014, American Airlines will launch an additional weekly non-stop connection from Miami to Martinique, featuring a departure and return on Wednesdays. The flight will supplement its weekly Saturday service from Miami to Fort-de-France, the island's capital.

Martinique (FDF) – Miami (MIA)

Day

Flight No.

Departure

Arrival

Wed-Sat

1243

3:30 pm

7:00 pm

Miami (MIA) – Martinique (FDF)

Day

Flight No.

Departure

Arrival

Wed-Sat

1243

11:20 am

2:50 pm

With the convenient schedule, visitors will be able to check-in to their hotel, villa or B&B and then head directly for one of Martinique's storied beaches or to a local restaurant for cocktails and dinner to enjoy a rum punch and to sample the island's distinctive Creole French cuisine and other culinary delights.

Martinique, one of the true gems in the Caribbean, can also be reached four times weekly via San Juan, Puerto Rico on Seaborne Airlines. Like those of American Airlines, the flights are conveniently timed to allow easy connections from anywhere in the United States.

Seaborne service can be booked through American Airlines on www.aa.com

About Martinique (www.martinique.org)
The Caribbean island with French flair, The Isle of Flowers, The Rum Capital of the World, The Isle of the Famed Poet (Aimé Césaire) – by any one of its many names Martinique remains one of the most alluring and enchanting destinations in the world.  Martinique is known for its lush nature; the island, thanks to its unique biodiversity is one of the 25 hot spots in the world. It was also named "Top Caribbean Island for Delectable Dining" by Caribbean Travel + Life, and "Best Caribbean Destination" by About.com. The bay of Fort-de-France, the capital city, is among the most beautiful bays of the world. Martinique is an overseas region of France that stirs the passions with distinctive culinary delights, awe-inspiring natural beauty, a rich cultural history, warm smiles and so much more.  Napoleon's bride, Empress Josephine, was born and raised in Martinique. The Majestic Mt. Pelée volcano and St. Pierre, The Pompeii of the Caribbean are found here. Martinique also offers a dynamic art scene and a wide array of local products. A special place, to be sure, with so much to offer – Martinique c'est magnifique!

American Airlines (c) Germain Gerard

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