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    American Eagle Airlines Continues Gulf Coast Expansion With New Chicago O'Hare - Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Service

    American Eagle, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, will add a daily nonstop flight between Chicago O'Hare International Airport and Okaloosa Regional Airport beginning Sept. 5.

    American Eagle will operate the service with 50-seat Embraer ERJ-145 jets. American Eagle already has two daily round trips between Dallas/Fort Worth and Okaloosa Regional Airport.

    "This is a great opportunity for Northwest Florida," said Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.). "I congratulate American Eagle for enhancing their service to our area. This nonstop flight is not only beneficial for local business and pleasure travelers, but provides Chicagoans a two-hour escape to paradise."

    The schedule for the flights between Chicago and Fort Walton Beach follows (all times local):

    Chicago O'Hare to Fort Walton Beach  (ORD-VPS)  
    Flight         Departs              Arrives           Days  
    4476           12:45 p.m.           3:08 p.m.         Daily  

    Fort Walton Beach to Chicago O'Hare  (VPS-ORD)  
    Flight          Departs              Arrives           Days  
    4477            3:35 p.m.            5:51 p.m.         Daily

    With the addition of the new Fort Walton Beach service, American Eagle will serve seven cities in the Gulf Coast region from Chicago: Birmingham, Ala. (two daily); Baton Rouge, La. (one daily); Jackson, Miss. (one daily); Mobile, Ala. (one daily); Pensacola, Fla. (five daily); and Shreveport, La. (one daily).

    About American Eagle

    American Eagle operates more than 1,800 daily flights to more than 160 cities throughout the United States, Canada, the Bahamas, Mexico and the Caribbean on behalf of American Airlines. American Airlines is the world's largest airline. American, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection® airlines serve 250 cities in over 40 countries with more than 4,000 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 1,000 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 600 destinations in over 135 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, AA.com and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. .

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    SOURCE: American Eagle Airlines

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