Updated: October 24, 2012 7:40AM
American Airlines announced plans Wednesday to expand routes to new cities in Asia, Europe and Latin America — including from O’Hare International Airport to Dusseldorf, Germany.
“We continue to strengthen American’s service from our hub markets to enhance our international offerings and better meet customer demand,” said Virasb Vahidi, American’s chief commercial officer in a written statement. “Nearly one-third of Fortune 500 companies are located in our five hub cities, and these new routes will provide more convenient access for our business travelers to key international destinations.”
The new routes are expected to begin operating next year, with the Chicago-to-Dusseldorf route starting April 11, American said.
American will also offer service: from Dallas/Fort Worth to Seoul, South Korea; Dallas/Fort Worth to Lima, Peru; New York JFK to Dublin, Ireland.