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American Airlines Adds New York - St. Lucia Service to Schedule

Nonstop Flights to Start Nov. 15, 2007

American Airlines, New York's airline of choice, will add another new Caribbean destination from New York this fall when it begins nonstop service from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to St. Lucia.

American is already the largest U.S. airline flying out of New York to the Caribbean, and the new flights will be the only nonstop service currently scheduled between New York and St. Lucia, a lush tropical island located northwest of Barbados.

American will fly the route three times weekly beginning Nov. 15, 2007, with flights operating into St. Lucia's Hewanorra International Airport. Service will be flown with Boeing 757 aircraft, configured with 22 seats in First Class and 166 seats in the Main Cabin.

American currently offers daily nonstop service to St. Lucia (Hewanorra) from Miami, while its regional partner, American Eagle, flies five times daily from San Juan, Puerto Rico (to George F.L. Charles Airport).

"For nearly four decades American Airlines has been a leader in offering travelers a wide variety of destinations in the Caribbean, and we are very excited to add New York-St. Lucia nonstop service to our schedule," said Peter J. Dolara, American's Senior Vice President - Miami, Caribbean and Latin America. "Whether traveling for a getaway to a tropical paradise like St. Lucia, or for a visit with friends and relatives, travelers can always look to American as their first and best choice to the Caribbean."

"The people of St. Lucia look forward to warmly welcoming visitors to our island from these new American Airlines flights," said the Right Honorable Sir John George Melvin Compton, Prime Minister of St. Lucia. "We know visitors will love our magnificent rain forests, beautiful mountains, and attractive beaches as much as we do. And of course, we are equally confident travelers will enjoy the excellent facilities and wonderful shopping that St. Lucia has to offer."

Following is American's schedule between New York JFK and St. Lucia, effective Nov. 15. All times shown are local.

 

From New York JFK to St. Lucia (Hewanorra)  
Flight                  Departs                  Arrives  
2009                    10:45 a.m.               4:20 p.m.               

From St. Lucia (Hewanorra) to New York JFK  
Flight                  Departs                  Arrives  
2018                    5:30 p.m.                9:25 p.m.

Service operates on Thursday/Saturday/Monday through Dec. 13, 2007, and then Thursday/Sunday/Monday thereafter.

St. Lucia is the second new Caribbean destination from New York to be added to American's schedule this year. Earlier, American announced it will begin nonstop service from JFK to St. Kitts and Nevis, also starting in November.

It's all part of American's initiative to become the clear-cut airline of choice for passengers in the New York market. This summer, American will add additional flights from New York to Port-au-Prince, Haiti; Caracas, Venezuela; and San Francisco. In September, American will begin new nonstop service from New York to Las Vegas, while American's regional affiliate, American Eagle, starts nonstop service to Louisville, Ky.

Travelers can check schedules and fares and book flights by visiting AA.com. Book travel and purchase your ticket on AA.com and earn up to 500 AAdvantage® bonus miles. There are no online booking fees. In addition, on AA.com you'll find the absolute lowest fares available for American Airlines, American Eagle and AmericanConnection® flights -- guaranteed. For details about the AA.com bonus-mile offer and for full details on our Lowest Fare Guarantee, visit http://www.aa.com/benefits .

AmericanAirlines Vacations(SM) has a number of exciting and affordable travel packages available to St. Lucia, as well as many other popular destinations around the world. For more information, visit http://www.aavacations.com/ .

American is a founding member of the global oneworld® Alliance.  About American Airlines

American Airlines is the world's largest airline. American, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection® airlines serve 250 cities in over 40 countries with more than 4,000 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 1,000 aircraft. American's award-winning Web site, AA.com, provides users with easy access to check and book fares, plus personalized news, information and travel offers. American Airlines is a founding member of the oneworld® Alliance, which brings together some of the best and biggest names in the airline business, enabling them to offer their customers more services and benefits than any airline can provide on its own. Together, its members serve nearly 700 destinations in over 140 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, AA.com and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. .

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