- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 21, 2018

CHICAGO (AP) - American Airlines is cutting the number of flights from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport to Asia this fall.

The Chicago Tribune reports the airline explained it could no longer keep flying the money-losing routes at a time when the costs of jet fuel are so high.

The decision means American will stop flying nonstop from O’Hare to Shanghai in late October and that in December it will only fly between Chicago and Tokyo three days a week.

The Fort Worth, Texas-based airline previously announced it would end nonstop flights between Chicago and Beijing in late October. American says it will seek permission to fly to the new international airport in Beijing that is expected to open in 2019.

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