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American Eagle Airlines Launches New Service From Chicago O'Hare to Manhattan, Kan.

Earn Double AAdvantage Miles on Daily Nonstop Service, Now Through Feb. 15

FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- American Eagle, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, today began daily round-trip service between Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) and Manhattan Regional Airport (MHK) in Manhattan, Kan. Eagle is operating the new service with 50-seat Embraer ERJ-145 jets.

"We're delighted to introduce service from Manhattan to American's cornerstone hub in Chicago," said Gary Foss, Vice President – Planning and Marketing, AA Regional Network. "Customers throughout Northeast Kansas can now make a day trip to conduct business in Chicago or enjoy convenient connections to destinations throughout American's vast global network."

"This added service to Chicago builds on the hugely successful Dallas/Fort Worth service and is a testament to the strong partnership between the communities of the Flint Hills region, American Eagle Airlines, and the State of Kansas," said Manhattan Mayor Bruce Snead. "Chicago service will open new doors for economic opportunity and improved quality of life for Manhattan and the surrounding communities."

"This is an exciting time for the Manhattan Region with the expansion of air service to Chicago," said Richard Jankovich, Chairman – Manhattan Regional Airport Advisory Board. "The potential that this provides enables even greater access to destinations for all of the region's travelers. This is why American Eagle is the flying partner for the Manhattan Region."

"The addition of Chicago jet service by American Eagle has created excitement with Chicago-based business site selectors, who are already booking flights to look at Manhattan and the entire Flint Hills Region for new business development," said Lyle Butler, President/CEO – Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce. The expanded service will not only bring new business development to the region but also allows local and regional companies the convenience of efficiently getting to their Chicago market based customers."

The schedule to and from Manhattan Regional Airport (all times local) is:

CHICAGO O'HARE TO MANHATTAN

 

Flight

Departs

Arrives

Days

 

4370

7:00 p.m.

8:50 p.m.

Daily

 
  
    

 

MANHATTAN TO CHICAGO O'HARE

 

Flight

Departs

Arrives

Days

 

4031*

6:50 a.m.

8:45 a.m.

Daily

 

*Begins Friday, Nov. 19

 
    

American Eagle also serves Manhattan from their largest cornerstone hub at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, offering three daily nonstop flights.

Customers who log on to www.aa.com to book their travel will enjoy special introductory fares on this new service.

Double AAdvantage® Mile Offer

Customers can earn double miles for travel between Chicago and Manhattan, beginning today through Feb. 15, 2011. Register and obtain complete offer terms and conditions at www.aa.com/offers.  To participate in this promotion, customers must register prior to travel using the promotion code CHMHK.  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 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 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 serve approximately 750 destinations in nearly 150 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).

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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