American Aims for New Routes

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    Computer rendering of the new look of American Airlines.

    American Airlines and its American Eagle affiliate will add new flights to San Diego and Mexico this summer.

    Fort Worth-based American said Thursday that starting June 12 it will add a single daily flight in each direction between Miami and San Diego using 150-seat Boeing jets.

    That's also when American Eagle will begin flying from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport to two new stops in Mexico -- daily to Hermosillo and three days per week to Zacatecas -- if it gets government approval. Those flights will use 44-seat Embraer planes.
        
    Additionally, AA wants to operate more flights to Brazil.

    American said Thursday it's filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation for new daily round-trip flight between Sao Paolo and both Los Angeles and Chicago.

    American wants to start the Los Angeles flights late this year and the Chicago flights in late 2014.

    American currently flies from Miami to Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Manaus, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador and Sao Paulo. It also flies to Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport and Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

    American and Eagle are owned by AMR Corp., which plans to merge with US Airways Group Inc. The merger is awaiting approval from U.S. antitrust regulators, the judge in AMR's bankruptcy case and shareholders.