American Airlines chose Nashville as a third hub.
The carrier, moving to expand its presence in the Southeast, said it plans to establish a hub in Nashville, Tenn., by late 1987. Nashville would become American’s third major connecting center along with the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and Chicago’s O’Hare International. American, the principal unit of Fort Worth-based AMR Corp., said it may eventually schedule as many as 135 daily flights from Nashville Metropolitan Airport to 60 destinations. It also said the new hub is expected to create at least 1,350 jobs in the Nashville area.