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American Eagle Airlines Announces Nonstop, Year-Round Service From Dallas/Fort Worth to Sioux Falls and Rapid City, S.D.

One of Two Previously-Announced Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rapid City is Accelerated to April 6

FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Eagle Airlines, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, begins nonstop daily jet service between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and two cities in South Dakota - Sioux Falls Regional Airport (FSD) and Rapid City Regional Airport (RAP) - on April 6. American Eagle will operate the year-round service with 50-seat Embraer ERJ-145 jets.

"We're delighted to add year-round service to South Dakota from our largest hub in Dallas/Fort Worth," said Gary Foss, Vice President - Planning and Marketing for the AMR regional network. "Not only will visitors from around the globe have greater access to the state's exquisite natural beauty and powerful Black Hills landmarks such as Mount Rushmore, but they'll also find it more convenient to visit South Dakota's largest city, Sioux Falls."

"And customers in both Sioux Falls and Rapid City will enjoy even more convenient connections year-round through DFW to destinations throughout American's global network," Foss said.

"Moving our economy forward means moving people quickly and connecting businesses in South Dakota to national and international markets, something this new airline service will accomplish," said U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson (D-S.D.).

"This is good news for South Dakota and underscores the consumer demand in our two largest cities. Service to another hub will add competition, which is good for South Dakotans, business travelers, and tourists visiting our state," said U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.).

"Quality of life and economic development require good transportation, and that includes airlines," South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds said. "We are pleased that American Airlines is expanding their services to the citizens of South Dakota."

The schedule between Dallas/Fort Worth and Sioux Falls (all times local) is:

Sioux Falls to Dallas/Fort Worth (FSD-DFW) Flight Departs Arrives Days 2793* 7:45 a.m. 10:00 a.m. Daily *Flight begins April 7, 2010

Dallas/Fort Worth to Sioux Falls (DFW-FSD) Flight Departs Arrives Days 2737 7:00 p.m 9:05 p.m. Daily

The schedule between Rapid City and Dallas/Fort Worth (all times local) is:

Rapid City to Dallas/Fort Worth (RAP-DFW) Flight Departs Arrives Days 2814 2:10 p.m. 5:30 p.m. Daily
Dallas/Fort Worth to Rapid City (DFW-RAP) Flight Departs Arrives Days 2813 12:15 p.m. 1:40 p.m. Daily

In addition to the new service from DFW, Eagle will begin service to Sioux Falls and Rapid City from its hub at Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD).

One of Eagle's two previously-announced seasonal flights from Chicago to Rapid City has been accelerated to also begin on April 6 and end Oct. 31, 2010. The second Chicago-Rapid City flight begins as scheduled on June 10 and run through Sept. 7, 2010. American Eagle will operate the daily Chicago flights using 50-seat Embraer ERJ-145 jets.

The schedule for seasonal service between Rapid City and Chicago (all times local) is:

    Rapid City to Chicago O'Hare (RAP-ORD) Flight Departs Arrives Days 4086 9:45 a.m. 12:45 p.m. Daily

    Chicago O'Hare to Rapid City (ORD-RAP) Flight Departs Arrives Days 4046 8:05 a.m. 9:20 a.m. Daily

The schedule for flights between Chicago and Sioux Falls (all times local) is:

 Sioux Falls to Chicago O'Hare (FSD-ORD) Flight Departs Arrives Days 3715* 7:00 a.m. 8:27 a.m. Daily 3717 11:20 a.m. 12:47 p.m. Daily 3719 6:25 p.m. 7:52 p.m. Daily *Flight begins April 7, 2010

 Chicago O'Hare to Sioux Falls (ORD-FSD) Flight Departs Arrives Days 3718 9:05 a.m. 10:55 a.m. Daily 3720 4:15 p.m. 6:00 p.m. Daily 3722 8:35 p.m. 10:25 p.m. Daily

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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