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    American Airlines Affiliate American Eagle Starts New Nonstop Service From Sioux City to Chicago O'Hare

    SIOUX CITY, Iowa, April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- American Eagle, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, is now operating daily round-trip flights between Sioux Gateway Airport and Chicago O'Hare International Airport. Eagle will fly the routes with 44-seat Embraer jets.

    "Commercial air service is an important factor for Iowa businesses and cities.  Economic development thrives when businesses are growing or, decide to remain in a city.  So, too, does job growth hinge on a city's economic development.  For these reasons, I am pleased that American Eagle will provide air service to Chicago, one of the best hubs for Iowa business travelers.  I was a strong advocate for expanding the Essential Air Service Program to accommodate new cities and to support American Eagle Service to Chicago, which is so beneficial to Iowa," said Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA). 

    "We're delighted to provide service from Sioux City to our cornerstone hub in Chicago," said Charles Schubert, American's Vice President – Network Planning. "This schedule will allow customers in the Sioux City area to make a day trip to Chicago for business or connect through this key international gateway to destinations throughout the American Airlines and oneworld® global network."

    "We are excited to have American Eagle begin service to Chicago today. Chicago is the top destination for Siouxland travelers and direct access to the Chicago O'Hare hub is critical for the community's economic development efforts," said Barbara Sloniker, Executive Vice President, The Siouxland Chamber of Commerce/The Siouxland Initiative.

    Here are the schedules (all times local):

    Sioux City to Chicago O'Hare

    Flight Number





     6:30 a.m.

      8:00 a.m.



     3:25 p.m.

      4:55 p.m.


    *Flight begins on April 4, 2012.


    Chicago O'Hare to Sioux City

    Flight Number





    1:25 p.m.

      2:55 p.m.



    7:30 p.m.

      9:00 p.m.


    AAdvantage® Double Mile Offer
    Customers can earn double miles for travel between Chicago and Sioux City for travel between April 3 and June 30, 2012. To participate in this promotion, customers need to register prior to travel using promotion codes SUX2X. Customers can register and obtain complete offer terms and conditions at www.aa.com/offers. If you are not yet an AAdvantage member, it's easy and free to enroll – just visit www.aa.com/enroll.

    About American Eagle
    American Eagle – named Best Regional Airline in North America by the 2011 World Airline Awards – operates more than 1,500 daily flights to over 170 cities throughout the United States, Canada, the Bahamas, Mexico and the Caribbean on behalf of American Airlines. American, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection® carrier serve 260 airports in 50 countries and territories with, on average, more than 3,300 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 900 aircraft. American's award-winning website, 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 and members-elect serve approximately 900 destinations with more than 10,000 daily flights to 149 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. AMR Corporation common stock trades under the symbol "AAMRQ" on the OTCQB marketplace, operated by OTC Markets Group.

    AMR Corporation, and certain of its United States-based subsidiaries, including American Airlines, Inc. and AMR Eagle Holding Corporation, on Nov. 29 filed voluntary petitions for Chapter 11 reorganization in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. More information about the Chapter 11 filing is available on the Internet at http://aa.com/restructuring.

    About the AAdvantage Program
    The AAdvantage® program was the first frequent flyer program. Established in 1981, the program now has more than 62 million members. Members can earn miles at more than 1,000 participating companies, which include more than 30 hotel chains representing more than 60 brands, more than 20 airlines, eight car-rental companies, 10 financial companies, and over 350 brand name retailers. In addition, members can earn miles when making purchases with one of more than 100 affinity card products in over 40 countries. In 2009, AAdvantage members redeemed more than 150 billion miles to claim more than 6.9 million awards for flights, upgrades and car rentals. For more information and a listing of AAdvantage program participating companies, visit www.aa.com/aadvantage.

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    SOURCE American Eagle Airlines

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