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    American Airlines to Launch Nonstop Service Between John F. Kennedy International Airport In New York and V.C. Bird International Airport In Antigua

    NEW YORK, Aug. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines today announced it will launch service between New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and V. C. Bird International Airport in Antigua (ANU), four times a week beginning Nov. 17. The new service will be operated by a Boeing 737 aircraft with 148 seats.

    "Antigua and Barbuda, known for their beautiful beaches and wide variety of land and sea activities, are a popular destination for passengers travelling from and through New York," said Art Torno, American's Vice President – New York. "As American celebrates 30 years of service to the island, we are pleased to begin this new service from JFK Airport, offering convenient access to Antigua and Barbuda as well as additional travel options for our valued customers."

    "Antigua and Barbuda is extremely pleased that American Airlines will add a flight connecting New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport and Antigua," said Antigua and Barbuda's Minster of Tourism, Hon. John H. Maginley. "This new service provides us with a great opportunity to increase the number of visitors to Antigua and Barbuda from around the world. We are glad to partner with American Airlines to showcase our beautiful islands."

    Here is the schedule for the new service (all times shown are local):



    Flight #




    New York (JFK)

    Antigua (ANU)

    673* (nonstop)

    8:35 a.m.

    1:40 p.m.

    Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

    Antigua (ANU)

    New York (JFK)

    678* (nonstop)

    3:05 p.m.

    7:00 p.m.

    Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

    * Effective Nov. 17, 2011

    American Airlines currently serves Antigua with one daily flight between Antigua and Miami. American Eagle operates one daily flight between Antigua and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

    Together, American Airlines and American Eagle offer service to 35 destinations throughout the Caribbean, more than any other U.S. airline.

    About American Airlines

    American Airlines, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection® carrier serve 250 cities in 50 countries with, on average, more than 3,600 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 900 destinations with more than 9,000 daily flights to 145 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 trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. (NYSE: AMR).

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    SOURCE American Airlines

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