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American Airlines to Offer New Service to Buenos Aires, Argentina, From Its Chicago Hub

U.S. Department of Transportation Grants American New Route Authority

American Airlines today said it will begin daily nonstop service from Chicago O'Hare International Airport to Buenos Aires, Argentina, effective Dec. 13.

"We have long wanted to serve Latin America from our Chicago hub, and we are pleased that we will be able to do so as part of a new aviation agreement between Argentina and the United States," said Peter Dolara, American's Senior Vice President - Miami, Caribbean and Latin America. "Buenos Aires is very much like Chicago -- it's a big financial hub in the Argentinean heartland and is a cultural center as well.

"This new route to Latin American complements our existing service to Buenos Aires from other gateways including Dallas/Fort Worth, Miami and John F. Kennedy Airport in New York. This new flight will provide easy, convenient connections to Buenos Aires for passengers and shippers located throughout the Midwest, the Pacific Northwest and Canada via O'Hare," Dolara said.

Here is the tentative schedule for the flight: 

From Chicago:  AA961   Departs: 8:10 p.m.    Arrives: 10:20 a.m. (next day) 

From Buenos Aires**:  AA964   Departs: 8:55 p.m.    Arrives: 5:10 a.m. (next day)  

** effective Dec. 14, 2007

Tickets for the new flight will go on sale Sunday, Aug. 26, and are pending final government approval.

American, a founding member of the global oneworld® Alliance, will serve the new route with its 221-seat Boeing 767-300 aircraft featuring 30 next-generation Business Class seats and 191 Economy/Coach class seats.

Buenos Aires will be the 21st nonstop international destination served from O'Hare by American and its regional partner, American Eagle. American offers nonstop service to London and Manchester, England; Dublin, Ireland; Frankfurt, Germany; Paris, France; Rome, Italy; and Brussels, Belgium. American also flies to Acapulco, Puerto Vallarta, Cancun, San Jose Del Cabo and Mexico City in Mexico and Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa in Canada. From Chicago, American also flies nonstop to Delhi, India; Tokyo, Japan, and Shanghai, China. American Eagle offers service to Nassau, Bahamas and Halifax, Canada.

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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SOURCE: American Airlines

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