FORT WORTH, Texas, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines is significantly expanding service from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) this year, further strengthening one of its key hubs and providing more access for customers across its growing global network. In addition to American's new service between Los Angeles and Raleigh/Durham, N.C., which began on April 2, American will begin serving the following new destinations this summer from LAX:
- Eugene, Ore., beginning June 12 (operated by SkyWest Airlines)
- Redmond, Ore., beginning June 12 (operated by SkyWest Airlines)
- Pittsburgh, Pa., beginning Aug. 27
- Indianapolis, Ind., beginning Aug. 27
- Columbus, Ohio, beginning Aug. 27
- Hartford, Conn., beginning Aug. 27
- Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport in Bentonville, Ark., beginning Aug. 27 (operated by American Eagle Airlines)
In February American filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation for the right to fly additional United States – Brazil frequencies beginning in 2013. Pending government approval, American intends to use these frequencies to add one new daily round trip service from its Los Angeles hub to Sao Paulo on Nov. 21, expanding the airline's Latin American network footprint. American currently offers more than 900 weekly flights to 49 cities throughout Latin America, including Mexico, Central and South America.
"Our Los Angeles hub plays a vital role in our domestic and international network strategy," said Virasb Vahidi, American's Chief Commercial Officer. "Together with our oneworld® alliance partners, we offer customers seamless access to the most important business and leisure travel destinations across the globe from LAX."
"Los Angeles' position as both a premier business and tourist destination requires accessibility to travelers across the U.S. and around the globe," said Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. "By expanding its network out of LAX, American Airlines affirms its commitment to serving the Los Angeles area and helps solidify the city's role as both a domestic and international travel hub."
With these new markets, American will serve 51 domestic and international destinations from its LAX hub. Customers have access to even more global destinations through partners British Airways, Iberia, Qantas, Japan Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Cathay Pacific and LAN, all of which offer convenient connections from Los Angeles. In addition, American's codeshare relationship with Alaska Airlines provides customers with enhanced service to key destinations along the West Coast.
Further demonstrating its commitment to the Los Angeles market, American will be deploying its brand new 777-300ER aircraft on its route between Los Angeles and London Heathrow in June. The 777-300ER introduces new enhancements to the inflight experience, including fully lie-flat seats in First and Business Class – all with direct aisle access; a walk-up bar for premium-cabin customers that offers snacks and sweets; and a sophisticated entertainment system offering hundreds of hours of audio and video programming options at every seat throughout the aircraft. American was the first U.S. airline to order and take delivery of the state-of-the-art Boeing 777-300ER and intends to take delivery of 20 of the aircraft over the next few years.
For more information about American in Los Angeles, please visit aa.com/la.
About American Airlines
American Airlines focuses on providing an exceptional travel experience across the globe, serving more than 260 airports in more than 50 countries and territories. American's fleet of nearly 900 aircraft fly more than 3,500 daily flights worldwide from hubs in Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami and New York. American flies to nearly 100 international locations including important markets such as London, Madrid, Sao Paulo and Tokyo. With more than 500 new planes scheduled to join the fleet, including continued deliveries of the Boeing 737 family of aircraft and new additions such as the Boeing 777-300ER and the Airbus A320 family of aircraft, American is building toward the youngest and most modern fleet among major U.S. carriers. American's website, aa.com®, provides customers with easy access to check and book fares, and personalized news, information and travel offers. American's AAdvantage® program, one of the most popular frequent flyer programs in the world, lets members redeem miles for flights to almost 950 destinations worldwide, as well as flight upgrades, vacation packages, car rentals, hotel stays and other retail products. The airline also offers nearly 40 Admirals Club® locations worldwide providing comfort, convenience, and an environment with a full range of services making it easy for customers to stay productive without interruption. American is a founding member of the oneworld® alliance, which brings together some of the best and biggest airlines in the world, including global brands like British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Iberia Airlines, Japan Airlines, LAN and Qantas. Together, its members serve more than 840 destinations with some 9,000 daily flights to nearly 160 countries and territories. Connect with American on Twitter @AmericanAir or Facebook.com/AmericanAirlines. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AMR Corporation common stock trades under the symbol "AAMRQ" on the OTCQB marketplace, operated by OTC Markets Group.