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    American Eagle Airlines Launches Nonstop Jet Service Between Brownsville, Texas, and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

    FORT WORTH, Texas, June 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Eagle Airlines, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, today began nonstop jet service between Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport (BRO) and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW). Eagle will operate the three daily flights using 50-seat Embraer ERJ-145 jets and 44-seat Embraer ERJ-140 jets.

    "The southernmost city in Texas is an important gateway and center of trade between Mexico and the United States," said Gary Foss, Vice President - Planning, Marketing and Sales for American Eagle. "Along with the beautiful beaches of South Padre, this makes it a very attractive business and leisure destination."

    "Adding American Eagle to our famous first-class service lineup brings a new dimension to the entire area's business and tourism sectors. The three new flights will create more than 600 permanent jobs, pump 60 million dollars into the area economy, and generate $1 million in sales tax," said Larry Brown, Director of Aviation for Brownsville South Padre International Airport.

    The schedule for the flights between Brownsville, Texas, and Dallas/Fort Worth is (all times local):

    Brownsville, Texas to Dallas/Fort Worth (BRO-DFW)

    Flight Departs Arrives Days
    3372* 7:15 a.m. 8:55 a.m. Daily
    3402 11:20 a.m. 1:00 p.m. Daily
    3506 5:15 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Daily

    Dallas/Fort Worth to Brownsville, Texas (DFW-BRO)

    Flight Departs Arrives Days
    3403 9:30 a.m. 10:55 a.m. Daily
    3505 3:20 p.m. 4:50 p.m. Daily
    3365 7:45 p.m. 9:10 p.m. Daily

    To celebrate this new service, American is offering double AAdvantage miles and a very attractive low introductory fare - log on to AA.com for details.

    From DFW, American and American Eagle operate approximately 745 daily departures to nearly 160 nonstop destinations, including 34 international destinations.

    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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    SOURCE: American Eagle Airlines

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