American plans four new routes from Los Angeles

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American Airlines will launch four new routes from Los Angeles International airport beginning in October.

The Fort Worth, Texas-based Oneworld alliance carrier will begin once daily service to Edmonton, twice daily to San Antonio and twice daily to Vancouver on up to 79-seat Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft operated as US Airways Express from 2 October. Once daily service to Tampa on an up to 160-seat Boeing 737-800 will begin on 6 November.

"Providing service from Los Angeles to these destinations strengthens our LAX hub which plays a vital role in our domestic and international network strategy," says Chuck Schubert, vice-president of network and schedule planning at American, in a statement.

The new routes are American’s first from Los Angeles in 2014. It last added new service to a number of cities from the airport in 2013, including Bentonville (Arkansas), Columbus and Hartford.

Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, United Airlines and WestJet operate on the Los Angeles-Vancouver route, United and Southwest Airlines the Los Angeles-San Antonio route, WestJet the Los Angeles-Edmonton route and Delta Air Lines the Los Angeles-Tampa route, Innovata schedules show.