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American Airlines and American Eagle expand service at LAX

American Airlines and American Eagle are to add 10 new destinations – one international and nine domestic – from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) for a total of 33 additional round trips beginning on 5 April 2011.

New destinations from LAX include (total number of daily flights): Albuquerque, NM (3); Boise, Idaho (2); El Paso, Texas (2); Houston Bush, Texas (3); Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (1); Phoenix, Arizona (4); Salt Lake City, Utah (3); Sacramento, California (4); Tucson, Arizona (3) plus Shanghai, China (1).

Four of the new routes will be served by American Eagle’s Bombardier CRJ700 fleet, now featuring a first-class cabin. All four existing daily flights to Denver also will be upgraded with the addition of CRJ700 service.

By spring 2011, American and American Eagle will offer 153 daily departures at LAX – a 28% increase from the current schedule.

In 2009, American Eagle opened a new terminal at LAX. As a result of this announcement, the regional carrier plans to expand the facility by adding four more gates, an investment of approximately $20 million. Construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2011, giving American Eagle 10 gates at LAX.

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