American to begin new routes in April

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American Airlines will begin flights on four new domestic and Caribbean routes from April 2013.

The Fort Worth-based carrier will start once daily service between Los Angeles and Raleigh-Durham, and Houston Intercontinental and New York's John F. Kennedy (JFK) from 2 April. Both flights will be operated on a Boeing 737-800.

American will begin Saturday-only flights between Miami and both Fort-de-France and Pointe-a-Pitre on 737-800s from 6 April. The services will replace American Eagle Airlines flights between the cities and San Juan, which will be discontinued the same month.

"We continue to strengthen American's service from our hub markets to better match customer demand," says Chuck Schubert, vice-president of network planning at American, in a statement. "These new routes will provide more choices for our customers with more ways to enjoy options from our Los Angeles, New York and Miami hubs to new destinations throughout the United States and the Caribbean."

Delta Air Lines flies between Los Angeles and Raleigh, according to Innovata schedules. No carrier flies between JFK and Houston Intercontinental but JetBlue Airways offers flights to Houston Hobby, and Delta and United Airlines fly between New York LaGuardia and Intercontinental.

No airlines fly between Miami and either Fort-de-France or Pointe-a-Pitre, shows Innovata.