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American Airlines to Launch Nonstop Service Between Washington's Dulles Airport and San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan is a great destination for Washingtonians, both for business and leisure travel.

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Airlines announced today that it will re-launch its nonstop, year-round service between Washington's Dulles Airport and Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico, effective Nov. 19.

American will fly the route with Boeing 737-800 aircraft with 16 seats in Business Class and 144 seats in Economy Class.

"San Juan is a great destination for Washingtonians, both for business and leisure travel, and we are delighted to reinstate this service," said Gerald McGaughey, American's Director -- Passenger Sales, Mid-Atlantic Region. "It will also be a real benefit to residents of Puerto Rico, who will have convenient access to our nation's capital and surrounding areas."

"The Puerto Rico Tourism Company is committed to the development and growth of new airline routes," said Jaime Lopez Diaz, Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company. "As an island, we understand the importance of offering our visitors efficient and accessible flight alternatives. This is why the return of the Washington Dulles - Luis Munoz Marin route will be of great benefit to the tourism and hospitality industry.

"With the reinstatement of this route we are certain that our strategy to boost confidence in Puerto Rico as a destination, as well as to attract new business to the airline industry, is working. We are sure this is one more step in making Puerto Rico the Caribbean hub for American Airlines and its affiliates," said Lopez Diaz.

Washington Dulles to San Juan (IAD-SJU)
Flight Departs Arrives Days
1765* 7:50 a.m. 12:35 p.m. Daily
*Effective Nov. 19

San Juan to Washington Dulles (SJU-IAD)
Flight Departs Arrives Days
1766* 1:35 p.m. 4:30 p.m. Daily
*Effective Nov. 19

American Airlines, a founding member of the oneworld(®) Alliance, and American Eagle, its regional affiliate, offer nonstop service to nine destinations with 69 daily flights from Washington National and Dulles airports. San Juan provides easy access to the U.S. and the Caribbean, with more than 60 nonstop daily American and American Eagle flights to 31 destinations.

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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