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American Eagle Airlines Launches New Jet Service From Chicago O'Hare to Watertown, N.Y.

Earn Double AAdvantage Miles for Travel through Feb. 15, 2012

FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- American Eagle, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, today launched round-trip service between Chicago O'Hare International Airport and Watertown International Airport in Watertown, N.Y. The 12 round-trip flights per week will be operated with 44-seat Embraer jets.

"We're pleased to introduce the first scheduled jet service to Watertown from our cornerstone hub in Chicago," said Gary Foss, Vice President – Planning and Marketing for American's regional network. "This schedule will allow customers from Jefferson County to make a day trip to Chicago for business or connect through this key international gateway to destinations throughout the American Airlines and oneworld® global network. We are especially eager to provide convenient air service for military personnel and other visitors traveling to and from the U.S. Army base at nearby Fort Drum."

"This is great news for the development of both the economy and infrastructure in Jefferson County," said Congressman Bill Owens. "With American Eagle now operating out of Watertown, the area will become even more attractive for businesses that are looking to relocate or expand, putting more New Yorkers back to work in the process."

"Our ability to offer affordable nonstop jet service to Chicago O'Hare will greatly enhance our air traffic volume here in Watertown," said Barry Ormbsy, Chairman, Airport Committee – Jefferson County Board of Legislators. "With the commencement of this important commercial service, Jefferson County has now met yet another of its many ambitious airport development goals and, in so doing, further enhanced economic development opportunities for our region."

"We are so excited that American Eagle has made its way to our North Country airways, just in time for Thanksgiving and Christmas flyers traveling to and from Watertown," said Carolyn Fitzpatrick, Chairwoman of the Jefferson County Board of Legislators. "This is an especially great opportunity for our Fort Drum soldiers and their families who already have a well-established flying history with American Airlines."

Here is the schedule (all times local):

Chicago O'Hare to Watertown


Flight

Departs

Arrives

Frequency

4321

1:30 p.m.

4:25 p.m.

Daily, Except Sun.

4379

6:30 p.m.

9:30 p.m.

Daily, Except Sat.




Watertown to Chicago O'Hare


Flight

Departs

Arrives

Frequency

4392*

7:10 a.m.

8:55 a.m.

Daily, Except Sun.

4320

5:05 p.m.

6:45 p.m.

Daily, Except Sat.




* Flight begins Nov. 18

AAdvantage® Double Mile Offer

Customers can earn double miles for travel between Watertown and Chicago for travel between Nov. 17 and Feb. 15, 2012. To participate in this promotion, customers need to register prior to travel using promotion code ART2X. 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® carrier serve 260 airports in 50 countries and territories with, on average, more than 3,300 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 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 and members-elect serve approximately 900 destinations with more than 10,000 daily flights to 149 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. (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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