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American Eagle Airlines Announces Nonstop Jet Service Between Asheville, N.C., and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

Seasonal Nonstop Links Asheville with DFW Hub

FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Eagle Airlines, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, will begin nonstop seasonal jet service between Asheville (N.C.) Regional Airport (AVL) and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), beginning April 6. Eagle will operate the service through Oct. 31, with 44-seat Embraer ERJ-140 jets.

"American Eagle is delighted to introduce seasonal service between American's largest hub and Asheville, famous for its thriving arts community, outdoor adventures and historic sites," said Gary Foss, Vice President - Planning and Marketing for the AMR Regional Network. "Visitors can enjoy all the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the fabulous Biltmore House, while Asheville customers gain convenient connections through Dallas/Fort Worth to destinations throughout American's vast global network."

"We are thrilled to be working with American Airlines to create new opportunities for travel through DFW and the expansive American Airlines network," said Lew Bleiweis, Airport Director, Asheville Regional Airport.

The schedule for the flights between Asheville, N.C., and Dallas/Fort Worth (all times local) is:

    Asheville to Dallas/Fort Worth (AVL-DFW)

        Flight Departs Arrives Days 3568* 9:40 a.m. 11:15 a.m. Daily     *Effective April 7

   Dallas/Fort Worth to Asheville (DFW-AVL)

        Flight Departs Arrives Days 3569* 5:35 p.m. 8:45 p.m. Daily     *Effective April 6

From DFW, American and American Eagle operate approximately 745 daily departures to nearly 160 nonstop destinations, including 34 international destinations.

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 the AmericanConnection® airlines 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 over 140 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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SOURCE: American Eagle Airlines

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