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American Eagle Airlines Celebrates New Jet Service From Chicago O'Hare to Wilmington, N.C.

Earn Double AAdvantage Miles for Travel Through September 30

FORT WORTH, Texas, July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- American Eagle, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, has launched two daily round-trip flights between Chicago O'Hare International Airport and Wilmington International Airport in North Carolina, operating the new service with 44-seat Embraer jets.

"We're delighted to serve the Wilmington area from our cornerstone hub in Chicago," said Gary Foss, Vice President – Planning and Marketing for American's regional network. "Now, it will be easier and more convenient for visitors from around the world to enjoy Wilmington's many historic sites – as well as the white sand beaches of the Cape Fear Coast. It will also offer Wilmington customers convenient connections through one of American's largest hubs to destinations worldwide, throughout the oneworld® global network."

"We North Carolinians know what a great destination Wilmington is," said Gov. Bev Perdue. "These nonstop flights from Chicago to Wilmington on American Eagle will make it easier for visitors to get here. Just as importantly, direct access to the American Airlines international network opens the door for economic development of all kinds."

"We are very proud to have American Airlines as our new air carrier partner," said Paul G. Burton, Chairman of the New Hanover County Airport Authority. "This will be a very successful business and leisure destination for our customers and conversely for the business and leisure travelers visiting our beautiful community."

Here is the schedule (all times local):

Chicago O'Hare to Wilmington


Flight

Departs

Arrives

Frequency

4386

1:35 p.m.

4:45 p.m.

Daily

4246

8:25 p.m.

11:35 p.m.

Daily




Wilmington to Chicago O'Hare


Flight

Departs

Arrives

Frequency

4351*

6:00 a.m.

7:20 a.m.

Daily

4387

5:15 p.m.

6:40 p.m.

Daily

*On Sundays, flight departs at 8:00 a.m. and arrives at 9:30 a.m.



AAdvantage® Double Mile Offer

Customers can earn double miles for travel between Wilmington and Chicago for travel between July 2 and Sept. 30, 2011. To participate in this promotion, customers need to register prior to travel using promotion code ILM2X. Customers can register and obtain complete offer terms and conditions at www.aa.com/offers. If you are not yet an AAdvantage member, it's easy and free to enroll – just visit www.aa.com/enroll.

About American Eagle

American Eagle – named Best Regional Airline in North America by the 2011 World Airline Awards – operates more than 1,500 daily flights to over 170 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 50 countries with, on average, more than 3,600 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 900 aircraft. American's award-winning website, AA.com®, provides users with easy access to check and book fares, plus personalized news, information and travel offers. American Airlines fares are also available through Kayak.com and Priceline.com, as well as thousands of travel agencies worldwide. 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 approximately 900 destinations with more than 9,000 daily flights to 145 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. American Airlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, AA.com and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. (NYSE: AMR).

About the AAdvantage® Program

The AAdvantage program was the first frequent flyer program. Established in 1981, the program now has more than 62 million members. Members can earn miles at more than 1,000 participating companies, which include more than 30 hotel chains representing more than 60 brands, more than 20 airlines, eight car-rental companies, 10 financial companies, and over 350 brand name retailers. In addition, members can earn miles when making purchases with one of more than 100 affinity card products in over 40 countries. In 2009, AAdvantage members redeemed more than 150 billion miles to claim more than 6.9 million awards for flights, upgrades and car rentals. For more information and a listing of AAdvantage program participating companies, visit www.aa.com/aadvantage.

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SOURCE American Eagle Airlines

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