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Representative Jimmy Duncan announced Tuesday American Airlines will be adding direct flights from Knoxville to New York.

The merger between American Airlines and US Airways had some worried flights to East Tennessee would be slashed. American Airlines had to cut 140 slots in Washington and New York.

Duncan said he worked to make sure Knoxville flights were not part of the cuts and learned American will start offering non-stop flights to LaGuardia airport soon.

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