If you are planning to make your New Year special, so is American Airlines.
American Airlines and sister carrier American Eagle Airline will add more flights to its Shanghai, China route, and nine U.S. destinations departing from Los Angeles Airport. These new flights will be starting off from April, 2011.
The parent company of both airlines, AMR Corp. announced in a recent statement that it will be adding a total of 33 new round trips from Los Angeles International Airport likely to begin from April 5, 2011. These new routes will raise the total daily departures from Los Angeles International Airport to 153, a massive 28% increase from the current schedule of both Americana and American Eagle Airlines.
Apart from offering cheap flights to Shanghai China, the US destinations included in the new operations are Albuquerque, N.M.; Boise, Idaho; El Paso, Texas; Houston; Oklahoma City, Okla.; Phoenix; Salt Lake City; Sacramento, Calif.; and Tucson, Ariz.
American Airline has also shared plans to add more daily flights between LAX and Dallas, Miami, Chicago, Las Vegas and Orlando, Fla.
At this occasion, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said in a statement:
I would like to thank American Airlines for strengthening their commitment to Los Angeles by bringing more flights into our great City and spurring economic development by investing $20 million into their terminal.
Here, let its important to know that American Eagle is expanding its terminal at LAX (Los Angeles International Airport) by adding four more gates. The project will cost an estimated 20 million dollars. The terminal upgrade is likely to be completed by end of year 2011. With an addition of the new four gates, American Eagle will have a total of 10 gates at Los Angles International Airport.
The company representative for AMR Corp. further stated that expansion is part of its “cornerstone” network strategy that focuses more flying to and from the markets of Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami and New York. Those markets provide the best connections to American’s global network and the networks of its partner airlines in the one world Alliance.
The rapid growth in international traffic and a budding recovery in corporate travel. Dallas-based AMR earned $143 million for the quarter which is said to be an ‘unexpected raise’ earning for the peak summer travel season. With this increase, AMR shares rose 82 cents, or nearly 13 percent, to close at $7.34 in the market. This is the company’s first profit since the third quarter of 2008.