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American Airlines and American Eagle Launch Nonstop Jet Service to Five Cities From New York's JFK Airport

Earn Double or Triple AAdvantage Miles on American's New Service to Brazil

FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines and American Eagle further expand their presence in New York today by launching daily nonstop service between New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and five new destinations.

As previously announced, American begins daily service today from JFK to Rio de Janeiro (GIG), using 219-seat Boeing 767-300s configured with 28 Business Class and 191 Economy Class seats. In addition, American begins two daily flights from JFK to Fort Lauderdale (FLL), both using a 140-seat Boeing Super MD-80.  

American Eagle Airlines, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, also launched daily nonstop service between JFK and three U.S. destinations – Norfolk International Airport (ORF), Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), and Indianapolis International Airport (IND) – using 50-seat Embraer ERJ-145 jets.

"American is delighted to introduce these new services from JFK, which underscores the depth and breadth of our New York presence," said Art Torno, American's Vice President – New York. "Whether for business or pleasure, across the country or around the world, our customers in New York enjoy convenient connections on American."

American provides a global route network from its state-of-the-art terminal at JFK International Airport, which is further enhanced by its oneworld® Alliance membership.  By 2011, New York customers will have access to approximately 290 daily departures on American and American Eagle to more than 80 destinations, including the new options for travel gained through American's partnership with JetBlue Airways.

The schedule from New York JFK to Rio (all times local) is:

New York JFK to Rio de Janeiro

Flight

Departs

Arrives

Days

255

10:30 p.m.

11:45 a.m. (next day)

Daily




Rio de Janeiro to New York JFK

Flight

Departs

Arrives

Days

256*

11:30 p.m.

6:40 a.m. (next day)

Daily

* Flight begins Friday, Nov. 19



The schedule from New York JFK to Fort Lauderdale (all times local) is:

New York JFK to Fort Lauderdale

Flight

Departs

Arrives

Days

663

821

7:35 a.m.

3:35 p.m.

10:55 a.m.

7:05 p.m.

Daily

Daily




Fort Lauderdale to New York JFK

Flight

Departs

Arrives

Days

664

824

11:45 a.m.

7:55 p.m.

2:40 p.m.

10:50 p.m.

Daily

Daily




Earn Additional AAdvantage® Miles to Brazil

American also announced that passengers on its daily nonstop flights between New York JFK and Rio de Janeiro can earn triple AAdvantage miles for travel in Business Class or double miles for travel in Economy Class. American's double and triple miles offer also applies to new nonstop flights between Miami and Brasilia, also beginning today.

To participate in this offer, travelers simply need to register prior to travel using promotion code BRZ5K and fly round trip now through Dec. 10, 2010. Register and obtain complete offer terms and conditions at www.aa.com/offers.

"We're excited to offer the only nonstop service by a U.S. carrier between New York City and Rio de Janeiro," Torno said. "Brazil is a very important destination for American, and Rio is the most-visited city in the Southern Hemisphere, and with good reason – great natural settings, warm, friendly people and stature as a major world business capital. What's more, Rio will host the 2016 Summer Olympics and the final match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup."

American Eagle Launches New Service from JFK

Customers from Norfolk, Cincinnati and Indianapolis now have increased access to New York City on American Eagle, as well as convenient connections to 28 international destinations that American serves nonstop from JFK throughout the Caribbean, South America, Europe and Japan.

The schedule for flights between New York JFK and Norfolk (all times local):

New York JFK to Norfolk

Flight

Departs

Arrives

Days

3695

5:25 p.m.

6:55 p.m.

Daily




Norfolk to New York JFK

Flight

Departs

Arrives

Days

3696

2:30 p.m.

3:50 p.m.

Daily




The schedule for flights between New York JFK and Cincinnati (all times local):

New York JFK to Cincinnati

Flight

Departs

Arrives

Days

4329

5:00 p.m.

7:25 p.m.

Daily




Cincinnati to New York JFK

Flight

Departs

Arrives

Days

4277

12:55 p.m.

2:55 p.m.

Daily




The schedule for flights between New York JFK and Indianapolis (all times local):

New York JFK to Indianapolis

Flight

Departs

Arrives

Days

4136

5:00 p.m.

7:25 p.m.

Daily




Indianapolis to New York JFK

Flight

Departs

Arrives

Days

4124

11:55 a.m.

1:59 p.m.

Daily




Customers who log on to www.aa.com to book their travel will enjoy special introductory fares on this new service.

American Eagle Double AAdvantage Mile Offer

Customers can earn double miles for travel between New York JFK and Norfolk, Cincinnati and Indianapolis for travel now through Feb. 15, 2011. Register and obtain complete offer terms and conditions at www.aa.com/offers.  To participate in this promotion, customers must register prior to travel using the appropriate promotion code for Norfolk (NYORF), Cincinnati (NYCVG) or Indianapolis (NYIND). If you are not yet an AAdvantage member, it's easy and free to enroll – just visit www.aa.com/enroll.

About American Airlines

American Airlines, American Eagle and AmericanConnection® serve 250 cities in 40 countries with, on average, more than 3,400 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 serve approximately 750 destinations in nearly 150 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, AA.com, We know why you fly and AAdvantage are trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. (NYSE: AMR)

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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