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American Airlines to build two new gates, add more flights at Los Angeles airport


American Airlines announced on Wednesday that it is building two new gates at Los Angeles International Airport to handle 20 new daily flights.

The Fort Worth-based carrier said it will add the flights to nine new destinations starting on June 2, bringing its operations at LAX to 220 daily flights.

“American serves more customers than any other airline at LAX,” said American chief marketing officer Andrew Nocella. “We’re adding new flights and additional team members and investing in the community because it’s home to more than 5,000 American Airlines employees and millions of customers.”

With the new routes and added gates, American said it plans to hire 200 employees to work at LAX.

The new destinations include daily flights to Seattle, Portland, Ore., Minneapolis/Saint Paul, New Orleans, Kansas City, Mo., Omaha, Neb., and Hartford, Conn. American will also add seasonal service to Anchorage, Durango, Colo., Jackson Hole, Wy., Montrose, Colo., Vail/Eagle, Colo.