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American Airlines to Begin Nonstop Service Between New York Laguardia and Minneapolis-St. Paul Effective Sept. 5

Also, JFK - Chicago Service to be Flown with Larger Jets Starting in September

American Airlines , strengthening its already robust schedule of domestic and international flights from New York, will begin nonstop service between LaGuardia Airport and Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport starting this September.

In addition, because of strong demand on flights between John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, American will increase the number of flights and the size of the jets currently flown on that route beginning in September.

Between LaGuardia and Minneapolis/St. Paul, American will offer three daily round-trip flights starting Sept. 5, conveniently timed for early morning, midday and early evening departures. The airline will use Boeing MD80 aircraft on the route configured with 16 First-Class seats and 120 seats in the Main Cabin.

"Many of our customers asked for convenient nonstop service between New York and Minneapolis/St. Paul, so we are delighted to add it to our schedule," said Chuck Imhof, American's Vice President of Passenger Sales -- Greater New York. "We are intent on giving New York area travelers -- and indeed customers everywhere -- what they value. Business travelers in particular will appreciate that they can fly to Minneapolis/St. Paul or New York, put in a full day's work, and still return home that evening."

Between JFK and Chicago O'Hare, effective Sept. 5, American will begin flying the route twice daily using 136-seat MD80 aircraft, while American Eagle will reduce its JFK-Chicago O'Hare schedule to one daily flight. The net effect will be one additional flight, for a total of three flights daily -- two operated with MD80s -- and 222 additional seats, each way, in the JFK-Chicago O'Hare market.

American offers more flights from New York to Chicago O'Hare than any other airline. American and American Eagle now operate 40 daily New York flights to O'Hare: 19 from LaGuardia, 10 from White Plains/Westchester County, 6 from Newark, 3 from Newburgh/Stewart, and the 2 American Eagle fights from JFK noted above.

New York LaGuardia -- Minneapolis/St. Paul

Following is American's schedule between New York LaGuardia and Minneapolis/St. Paul, effective Sept. 5, 2007. All times shown are local.

From New York LGA to Minneapolis/St. Paul  
Flight         Departs             Arrives             Frequency  
1017           6:30 a.m.           8:35 a.m.           Monday-Friday  
1221          10:55 a.m.           1:05 p.m.           Daily  
1191           6:40 p.m.           8:45 p.m.           Daily, except Sat.               

From Minneapolis/St. Paul to New York LGA  
Flight         Departs             Arrives             Frequency  
1152           6:30 a.m.          10:10 a.m.           Monday-Friday  
1154           1:50 p.m.           5:35 p.m.           Daily  
1192           6:50 p.m.          10:40 p.m.           Daily, except Sat.

Minneapolis/St. Paul will be the 26th destination served nonstop by American and its regional affiliate, American Eagle, from LaGuardia Airport. When the new service starts this September, the airlines combined will operate a total of nearly 130 daily departures out of LaGuardia.

New York Kennedy -- Chicago O'Hare

Following is American and American Eagle's schedule between New York JFK and Chicago O'Hare, effective Sept. 5. All times shown are local.

From New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare  
Flight         Departs             Arrives             Frequency  
1323           9:00 a.m.          10:30 a.m.           Daily  
1363           3:30 p.m.           5:00 p.m.           Daily  
4392*          6:15 p.m.           8:15 p.m.           Daily                  

From Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK  
Flight         Departs             Arrives             Frequency  
1362          11:40 a.m.           2:45 p.m.           Daily  
4138*          2:10 p.m.           5:35 p.m.           Daily  
1324           5:40 p.m.           8:45 p.m.           Daily  

* Denotes service operated by American Eagle.

From JFK, American and American Eagle combined currently operate service to nearly 40 destinations with more than 90 flights a day.

The new nonstop flights from LaGuardia to Minneapolis/St. Paul, along with the larger aircraft between JFK and Chicago, join a list of other schedule enhancements at New York that have already been implemented or will start later this year. Last month, American added new service or additional flights from New York to Atlanta and Raleigh/Durham, N.C., while its regional affiliate, American Eagle, began nonstop service to Cincinnati.

This summer, American will add additional flights from New York to Port- au-Prince, Haiti; Caracas, Venezuela; and San Francisco. In September, American will begin new nonstop service from New York to Las Vegas, while American Eagle starts nonstop service to Louisville, Ky. And coming this November, American will begin nonstop service to St. Kitts and Nevis, as well as St. Lucia.

American's enhanced services at New York extend to its facilities as well. Earlier this month, American moved its international service at JFK into Concourse B of its new $1.3 billion terminal -- the newest and largest terminal at JFK. With the opening of Concourse B, American increases its number of gates in the new facility from 18 to 28. Additionally, in June, American will unveil an 11,200 square-foot Admirals Club® lounge and a 7,000 square-foot Flagship Lounge, both located in Concourse B. American is a founding member of the global oneworld® Alliance.

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

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