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June 19, 2014 | Air Service, YEG News Releases

(Edmonton, AB) – American Airlines announced today that it is expanding its service from Edmonton International Airport with a new, daily non-stop flight to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) beginning October 2, 2014. 

"Providing service from Los Angeles to Edmonton strengthens our LAX hub which plays a vital role in our domestic and international network strategy," said Chuck Schubert, vice president - network and schedule planning. "As we continue work to integrate our two great global networks, we are committed to growing our presence in our hubs to offer customers the most convenient access to the most important global business and leisure destinations."

"We're pleased that American Airlines will expand its service to Edmonton with a flight that will be great for both business and leisure travellers. It will offer greater access to American Airlines' hub in Los Angeles, with connections to over 50 destinations in the United States and beyond," says EIA President and CEO, Tom Ruth.

The new flight also opens connections to additional flights with American's partners that also fly out of Los Angeles, including British Airways, Iberia, Qantas, Japan Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Cathay Pacific and LAN. American Airlines also offers access to the unworld® alliance global network of almost a thousand destinations in more than 150 countries.

The new daily non-stop service will operate as a US Airways Express flight with a two-class Bombardier CRJ-900 aircraft that seats 76 passengers, with 12 First Class seats and 64 Economy seats.  The flight will leave Edmonton at 7:25 am and arrive in Los Angeles at 9:49 am.  It will leave Los Angeles at 5:45 pm and arrive in Edmonton at 9:56 pm. Note: flight times may be subject to change.

This flight marks the second American Airlines service from Edmonton, following the launch of a daily non-stop flight to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) in April 2014.