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AA Signs New Lease at Love Field

American Eagle Will Temporarily Suspend Love Field Service Until Terminal Construction Is Complete

FORT WORTH, Texas, March 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --American Airlines has signed a 17-year lease at Dallas Love Field that extends the airline's commitment to 2028.

In addition, during the upcoming period when the terminal at Love Field is undergoing extensive reconstruction, American Eagle Airlines will suspend its service from Love Field. Eagle service between Dallas Love Field and Chicago O'Hare International Airport will be suspended effective June 11.

Eagle said the combination of difficult economic times, as well as the operational complexities caused by the need to move to alternate areas of the terminal during construction contributed to the decision.

"We have every intention of returning service to Love Field when the new terminal is completed," said Kevin Cox, American's Vice President - State and Community Affairs. "As further evidence of that, we've signed a new lease for space that solidifies our commitment at Love Field."

The new terminal at Love is expected to be complete in 2013. American Eagle will work with affected employees, where possible, to help find other opportunities within the company.

"While we're disappointed that Eagle is leaving Love Field for now, we understand the reasoning behind the decision," said Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert. "And we are clearly encouraged by American's determination to return to Love Field and the signing of its lease extension. We look forward to seeing American again in the new terminal at Love Field."

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