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American Eagle Airlines Announces Increased Service From Chicago O'Hare to Champaign, Ill.

Eagle to Offer Six Daily Nonstops, Beginning Feb. 10, 2011

FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- American Eagle, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, today announced it is adding another daily round-trip flight between Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) and the University of Illinois' Willard Airport (CMI) in Champaign, Ill., beginning Feb. 10. The new service will be operated with 50-seat Embraer ERJ-145 jets.

"We're delighted to increase our service from Champaign to American's cornerstone hub in Chicago," said Gary Foss, Vice President – Planning and Marketing for American's regional network. "Now with six daily nonstops throughout the day, our customers in the Champaign-Urbana area will have ample travel choices to meet their schedule – whether it's a quick day trip to Chicago for business or convenient connections to destinations throughout American's vast global network."

"This additional flight provides even greater flexibility in travel options from Champaign, adding to our convenience for Central Illinois travelers," said Bruce Walden, Director of Real Estate and Planning Services with the University of Illinois. "American Eagle has experienced a sharp increase in passenger traffic at CMI and this additional flight will build on that momentum." The University of Illinois owns and operates CMI Airport.

"We'd like to thank the University of Illinois for its continued partnership and support of American Eagle, as well as that of the communities of Champaign and Urbana," added Foss. "Convenient, reliable air service is key to a thriving community, and we look forward to continuing this successful relationship."

Here is the schedule, beginning Feb. 10 (all times local):

Chicago O'Hare to Champaign (ORD-CMI)

Flight

Departs

Arrives

Days

3966*

10:15 a.m.

11:05 a.m.

Daily

4021

12:00 p.m.

12:50 p.m.

Daily

4144

4:45 p.m.

5:30 p.m.

Daily

4374

6:05 p.m.

6:55 p.m.

Daily

4178

7:40 p.m.

8:30 p.m.

Daily

4123

8:55 p.m.

9:40 p.m.

Daily




Champaign to Chicago O'Hare (CMI-ORD)

Flight

Departs

Arrives

Days

4278

6:15 a.m.

7:15 a.m.

Daily

4206

8:05 a.m.

9:10 a.m.

Daily

4373

9:15 a.m.

10:10 a.m.

Daily

3968*

11:30 a.m.

12:20 p.m.

Daily

4052

1:15 p.m.

2:10 p.m.

Daily

4129

6:05 p.m.

7:10 p.m.

Daily

*New Flight



About American Eagle

American Eagle operates over 1,500 daily flights to nearly 160 cities throughout the United States, Canada, the Bahamas, Mexico and the Caribbean on behalf of American Airlines. American, 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 more than 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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