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    American Airlines Files for Additional Frequencies Between New York and Buenos Aires, Argentina

    American Airlines announced today it has filed a request with the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) for five additional round-trip flights each week between New York John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Buenos Aires, Argentina (EZE).

    American, a founding member of the oneworld® Alliance, currently flies one daily round trip in the market (seven per week). Its proposed new service will add the five additional weekly round trips starting on or before Dec. 18, 2008, which will increase American's service between JFK and Buenos Aires to 12 round trips per week. American plans to fly the new service with its Boeing 767-300 aircraft with 219 seats -- 30 Next Generation Business Class seats and 189 seats in the Coach/Economy cabin.

    "Our existing service between JFK and Buenos Aires has been very successful and well received by both our business and leisure customers," said Chuck Imhof, American's Vice President - Passenger Sales for Greater New York.

    "We're adding these new flights to meet the demand from our New York customers for additional service to Argentina."

    American will operate the additional southbound flights to Buenos Aires on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Northbound flights will originate on Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

    Here is the tentative schedule between New York JFK and Buenos Aires, effective on or before Dec. 18. The flights are approximately 5,300 miles with travel time of approximately 10 hours, 45 minutes. All times are local.

    FROM       TO        DEPARTS             ARRIVES  
    JFK        EZE       9:10 p.m.           11:05 a.m. Next Day  
    EZE        JFK       12:30 a.m.          8:15 a.m. Same Day 

    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, We know why you fly and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc.

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