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    American Airlines and American Eagle Launch 16 New Routes This Week

    American Airlines and its regional partner, American Eagle, today began launching 16 new routes, both domestic and international. All are part of announced schedule changes that take effect today, Dec. 13. Some of the new routes that operate less-than-daily frequencies will operate their first flights later this week.

    "These new routes represent significant increases in the scope of our network," said Henry Joyner, American's Senior Vice President - Planning. "We're committed to providing our customers with important new choices, as well as operating routes that make the most sense for our airline."

    Here is a list of the new routes starting this week, along with type of aircraft -- all services are daily unless otherwise noted:

    -- South Florida Airports
    Miami/Ft. Lauderdale (MIA & FLL)    

    Miami - Barranquilla, Colombia - American Airlines - Boeing 737-800    
    Miami - Phoenix, Ariz. - American Airlines - Boeing 737-800    
    Ft. Lauderdale - Santo Domingo, D.R. - American Airlines - Boeing      737-800    
    Ft. Lauderdale - San Jose, Costa Rica - American Airlines - Boeing      737-800    
    Miami - Savannah, Ga. - American Eagle - ATR 72    
    Miami - Sarasota/Bradenton, Fla. - American Eagle - ATR 72 

    -- New York Airports (JFK & LGA)    

    New York JFK - Orlando - American Airlines - MD80    
    New York LaGuardia - Memphis - American Eagle - Embraer 135    
    New York LaGuardia - Montreal - American Eagle - Embraer 135    
    New York JFK - Pittsburgh - American Eagle - Embraer 145 

    -- Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW)    
    DFW - Panama City, Panama - American Airlines - Boeing 737-800 -      4 days/week    
    DFW - Providenciales, Turks & Caicos - American Airlines - Boeing      737-800 -Saturdays service only 

    -- Chicago (ORD)    
    Chicago - Buenos Aires, Argentina - American Airlines - Boeing 767-300    
    Chicago - Gulfport, Miss. - American Eagle - Embraer 140 

    -- San Juan (SJU)    
    San Juan - Samana, Dominican Republic - American Eagle - ATR 72 

    -- Milwaukee, Wis. (MKE)    
    Milwaukee - Marquette, Mich. - American Eagle - Embraer 145 - Daily,      except Saturday 

    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, the AmericanConnection® airlines, AA.com and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc.

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    SOURCE: American Airlines

    CONTACT: Tim Smith, Corporate Communications of American Airlines, Fort
    Worth, Texas, +1-817-967-1577, corp.comm@aa.com

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