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    American Airlines Moves Up Launch Date for New Service to China

    FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Airlines, a founding member of the oneworld® Alliance, will begin its new service from Chicago O'Hare International Airport to Beijing Capital International Airport on April 26, 2010. The first return flight from Beijing to Chicago will launch on April 27, 2010. American is moving the start date up for its new service by a few days from its previously scheduled May 1 launch date.

    "We decided to reschedule our inaugural flights so visitors who want to attend China's International Labor Day activities on May 1 can do so by flying to Beijing on American Airlines," said Loretta Kuss, American's Director - Chicago Passenger Sales. "We believe this slight change in our schedule will provide greater customer benefits and we are happy to make the change."

    American will offer daily nonstop service to Beijing using its widebody Boeing 777 aircraft, which feature three classes of service, accommodating 14 First Class passengers, 37 Business Class passengers, and 194 Economy Class passengers.

    Here is the schedule for American's new service between Chicago and Beijing:

    From Chicago to Beijing:
    AA 187 Departs: 11:15 a.m. Arrives: 1:45 p.m. (next day)

    From Beijing to Chicago
    AA 186 Departs: 3:50 p.m. Arrives: 3:40 p.m. (same day)

    The new Beijing flight complements American's nonstop daily service from Chicago to Shanghai's Pudong International Airport, which began in April 2006. From May 1 to Oct. 31, 2010, many travelers to China may be attending the Shanghai World Expo 2010.

    In its Summer 2010 schedule, American and American Eagle will offer 487 daily departures to more than 100 cities from its second largest hub at O'Hare. The schedule provides easy and convenient connections, particularly from the East Coast, to both American flights to China.

    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 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 more than 130 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 registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. (NYSE: AMR)

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