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American suspends 2 daily flights to Japan

/ Source: The Associated Press

American Airlines is suspending two of its six daily flights to Japan next week due to a slump in traffic since the big earthquake and tsunami.

American said Wednesday it will suspend the flights on April 6 and resume them on April 25. One goes from New York to Tokyo's Haneda Airport, the other flies between Dallas and Tokyo's Narita airport.

The move by AMR Corp.'s American Airlines follows Delta Air Lines Inc.'s decision last week to suspend service to Haneda, although Delta continues flying to Narita.

American hasn't given out numbers on travel to Japan since the March 11 earthquake, but the CEO of Japan Airlines says international traffic to Japan has fallen about 25 percent. The two airlines are scheduled to launch a trans-Pacific joint venture on Friday.