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AMERICAN AIRLINES has applied to the US Department of Transportation for authority to resume daily non-stop services between Dallas/Fort Worth and Osaka from November 2005, and to launch daily non-stop services between Chicago and Nagoya next April. Osaka would become American's 33rd international destination from its Dallas/Fort Worth hub, and Nagoya will increase to 19 the number of international points American serves from its Chicago hub. Together, Osaka and Nagoya will give the airline a total of seven routes between the US and Japan and allow American to expand access to an area of Japan that is home to many major Japanese and several key US companies. Both routes would use 236-seat Boeing 777s. If you have not been there Kansai International Airport, which serves the Osaka region, was opened in 1994 on a manmade island in Osaka Bay, a sort of super London City. A major expansion that includes a second runway was begun in 1999 and is scheduled to open in 2007.