Airlines

American Eagle, US Airways Express will add 8 nonstop routes from big hub airports this fall

U.S. Airways aircrafts sit outside terminal 4 at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix, April 8, 2010. UAL Corp's United Airlines is in merger talks with U.S. Airways in a deal that could create the second-largest carrier in the United States, two sources familiar with the matter said. REUTERS/Joshua Lott (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS TRANSPORT)

U.S. Airways aircrafts sit outside terminal 4 at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix, April 8, 2010. UAL Corp's United Airlines is in merger talks with U.S. Airways in a deal that could create the second-largest carrier in the United States, two sources familiar with the matter said. REUTERS/Joshua Lott (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS TRANSPORT)

American Airlines Group Inc. said Monday that it will begin eight new daily nonstop routes this fall from big hub airports to mostly smaller cities such as Grand Rapids, Michigan.

All the flights will be conducted with smaller regional jets under the American Eagle and US Airways Express brands.

On Sept. 3, US Airways Express will start flights between Grand Rapids and both Charlotte and Philadelphia.

On Oct. 2, US Airways Express will start flights between Evansville, Indiana, and Charlotte; Fort Wayne, Indiana, and both Charlotte and Philadelphia; and Phoenix and Cleveland. The same day, American Eagle will begin flying between Bismarck, North Dakota, and both Chicago and Dallas-Fort Worth.

The company, formed by the December merger of American and US Airways, said it was committed to expanding domestic flying to serve customers in smaller markets.