American Airlines has been adding new routes at a rapid pace, and even just recently announced its first entrance into Africa with flights to Morocco. The airline is at it again and has just added several new winter routes and summer routes, some of which may be surprising. The winter routes are great for those looking to escape the cold, while the summer destinations are great places to escape the city and enjoy nature.

The airline will fly once a day from Los Angeles To Memphis, starting on December 18. On December 21, the airline will offer once-weekly flights on Saturday between New York's LaGuardia and Key West. On December 18, American will start offering once-daily flights between Phoenix and New Orleans, Cedar Rapids, Wichita and Fort Lauderdale. On January 7 of next year, the airline will start offering a once-daily flight between Washington D.C. and Panama City, Florida.

Most of these routes are naturally oriented towards those looking to go on vacation and skip the winter cold.

American is also adding several summer routes to its lineup. The airline will offer daily flights on May 7 from Chicago's O'hare to Anchorage and Fairbanks, and it will start daily Dallas to Fairbanks service on the same day. From New York's LaGuardia, American will fly to Bozeman and Kalispell, both in Montana, once a week. The carrier will launch flights to Bozeman from Philadelphia and Los Angeles, too.

Locations in both Alaska and Montana are great for the summer as travelers can enjoy the amazing beauty of the American West.

Adam Luehrs is a contributing writer at based in California. He likes traveling to new and exciting destinations, preferably on his credit card company's dime. When not on the road, Adam enjoys hiking around the mountains of San Diego, trying out new food and reading history books. Email: