American, which applied for authority to operate four new routes to Japan and code share with US Airways on U.S.-Japan service, intends to become a larger player across the Pacific in the coming years. The carrier has a "three-pronged plan of attack" to expand service to Asia - more Japan routes, fleet introduction of the long-range 777 next spring and new code- share partners - President Don Carty said in a message to employees. American already has a presence in Australia via a code ...

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