American continues international push

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American Airlines will launch service to four new international destinations in 2013, as part of their long-term plans to increase the balance of international flights in their system.

The Fort Worth-based Oneworld carrier will launch daily flights between Dallas-Fort Worth and Lima on a Boeing 757-200 from 2 April 2013, between Chicago O'Hare and Dusseldorf on a Boeing 767-300ER from 11 April 2013, between Dallas-Fort Worth and Seoul on a Boeing 777-200 from 9 May 2013 and between New York's John F. Kennedy (JFK) and Dublin on a Boeing 757-200 from 12 June 2013.

"We continue to strengthen American's service from our hub markets to enhance our international offerings and better meet customer demand," says Virasb Vahidi, chief commercial officer at American, in a statement.

The airline intends to capitalise on feed from its Oneworld partners Air Berlin in Dusseldorf and LAN Airlines in Lima with the new flights.

American previously flew between Dallas and Lima until 2006 and between Chicago and Dusseldorf until 1995, according to the website Airlineroute.net.

Lufthansa flies between Chicago and Dusseldorf, Korean Air flies between Dallas and Seoul, and both Delta Air Lines and Aer Lingus fly between JFK and Dublin, according to Innovata schedules. There are no direct flights between Dallas and Lima.

American will also launch flights on its regional partner American Eagle between Dallas and Beaumont/Port Arthur and Fargo from 14 February 2013. The flights will be flown on Bombardier CRJ200 aircraft.

The previously reported new service between both Chicago and Dallas and Columbia, Missouri, will also begin on 14 February 2013 and be operated on Embraer 145 aircraft.