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American Eagle Airlines Announces Nonstop Jet Service Between Dallas/Fort Worth and Columbus, Ga.

Two Daily Nonstops Begin July 15

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Eagle Airlines, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, will begin nonstop jet service between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and Columbus Metropolitan Airport (CSG), beginning July 15. Eagle will operate the service with 44-seat Embraer ERJ-140 jets.

"American Eagle is pleased to introduce service to Columbus from our largest hub in Dallas/Fort Worth," said Gary Foss, Vice President – Planning and Marketing for the AA Regional Network. "With two daily nonstops, customers in Georgia can make a day trip to DFW or enjoy convenient connections to destinations throughout American's global network."

Situated on the banks of the Chattahoochee River, Columbus is home to Fort Benning, a major U.S. Army post, as well as several large corporations and manufacturers.  Visitors to the area can enjoy numerous historic homes and museums, including the Columbus Museum and the National Civil War Naval Museum.

"I want to welcome American Eagle Airlines to Columbus, Georgia," said U.S. Representative Lynn A. Westmoreland (R-Ga.).  "We are pleased to have you serving Muscogee County and South Georgia.  By offering nonstop flights to Dallas/Fort Worth, you are opening up additional flight options for our travelers.  Not only will this provide more convenience for folks in this area, it will also keep more money flowing into the local economy.  Your addition is applauded by travelers, business and economic development leaders, and the men and women serving in uniform in the area.  Thank you for expanding to Columbus."

"Columbus Airport is thrilled with American Airline's return to our market by offering nonstop regional jet service to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport," said Sherry Goodrum, Columbus Airport Commission Chair.  "This service will allow travelers from the Chattahoochee Valley to access points to the west and internationally without having to either travel to or through Atlanta first.  Service to this hub will directly impact the community by stimulating travel to and from Columbus, which will strengthen the local economy." 

The schedule for flights between Dallas/Fort Worth and Columbus (all times local) is:

Dallas/Fort Worth to Columbus (DFW-CSG)


FLIGHT

DEPARTS

ARRIVES

DAYS

2977

12:45 p.m.

3:40 p.m.

Daily

2984

6:40 p.m.

9:35 p.m.

Daily




Columbus to Dallas/Fort Worth (CSG-DFW)


FLIGHT

DEPARTS

ARRIVES

DAYS

2980*

7:05 a.m.

8:15 a.m.

Daily

2983

4:05 p.m.

5:15 p.m.

Daily

*Flight begins July 16, 2010




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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