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American Airlines Launches New Flights From New York JFK to London Stansted

New Route Offers More Choices For Customers

On Sunday, American Airlines, the world's largest airline and a founding member of the global oneworld® alliance, will inaugurate its new nonstop service between New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and London's Stansted Airport (STN). The flight will be the only transatlantic service between New York and Stansted to offer both Business and Economy class seats.

In April 2008, American will add a second daily frequency giving passengers the choice of an early or late evening departure from New York to Stansted and a morning or late afternoon departure from Stansted to New York.

The new flights will operate using a Boeing 767-300 aircraft with 225 seats, including 30 Business Class seats and 195 seats in the Economy cabin. The flights feature American's new Business Class seats, designed to give customers more comfort, flexibility and privacy. The fully motorized lie-flat seats, in a 2-2-2 configuration, offer a personal inflight entertainment device with audio and video on demand, state-of-the-art cabin lighting, and sleek, ergonomically-designed overhead bins to enhance the travel experience for the business customer.

"American continues to invest in the customer experience," said Chuck Imhof, American's Vice President - Passenger Services for Greater New York. "Customers flying from our new, state-of-the-art JFK terminal to Stansted will not only enjoy excellent service in the air, but a smooth travel experience on the ground at both JFK and Stansted.

"While we initiated JFK-Stansted service because our business customers asked for it, the route also has strong appeal for leisure travelers, with many attractions in East London and the adjoining countryside, as well as the opportunity to connect to large numbers of flights within the UK and the rest of Europe.

American dedicated the final phase of its new $1.3 billion terminal at New York JFK airport at the end of August. With capacity for 12.8 million passengers every year and with more than 1.58 million square feet, the new terminal offers the industry's premier international arrival and departure facilities, including two new Admirals Clubs and a new Flagship Lounge. From JFK, passengers can conveniently connect to more than 40 destinations across the Americas and the Caribbean on American's extensive network.

At Stansted, American is set to begin the construction of the American Airlines Business Lounge in Satellite Two. Scheduled for completion in Spring 2008 with seating capacity for 48 people, the lounge will feature amenities including a self-service bar, cyber cafe, wireless and wired Internet access, restrooms, and two shower rooms. Passengers will be able to board their flights directly from the Business Lounge.

Just 46 minutes from Liverpool Street in central London by the fast and frequent Stansted Express rail service, Stansted airport has become increasingly popular with business travelers based in, or traveling to, the City of London or Canary Wharf areas.

Schedules for American's new route are as follows:
Effective October 28, 2007:

From New York JFK to London Stansted
Flight No. | Departs | Arrives
AA124 | 7:45 p.m. | *8:00 a.m.

London Stansted to New York JFK
Flight No. | Departs | Arrives
AA125 | *10:15 a.m. | 1:15 p.m. (following day)

*Flight AA124 arrives at 7:00 am and Flight AA125 departs at 9:15 pm this week only as clocks will be changing in the UK due to the end of Daylight Saving Time there.

Effective April 7, 2008
From New York JFK to London Stansted
Flight No. Departs Arrives 
AA128 9:45 p.m. 9:45 a.m.

London Stansted to New York JFK
Flight No. Departs Arrives
AA129 6:00 p.m. 8:50 p.m. (following 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 and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc.

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