SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — American Airlines launched its new daily nonstop service from San Antonio International Airport to New York John F. Kennedy International Airport Thursday.

More than 300,000 people fly between the two cities each year.

“Before today, New York City was our largest underserved market from San Antonio. This new service makes it even more convenient for passengers to efficiently travel between San Antonio and the east coast for business, leisure, or to connect to international destinations,” said Russ Handy, Aviation Director for the City of San Antonio.

The new flight departs at 9 a.m. each day and a return flight departs at 10 p.m.

American Airlines is the second-largest carrier at SAT based on passenger volume.