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American Eagle Airlines Launches Nonstop Jet Service Between Charleston, S.C., and Miami International Airport

Second Daily Nonstop to Begin in April 2010

FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Eagle Airlines, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, today began nonstop jet service between Charleston International Airport (CHS) and Miami International Airport (MIA), operating the service with 50-seat Embraer ERJ-145 jets.

"We're delighted to introduce this service to Charleston, offering our customers convenient connections through Miami to destinations throughout Florida, the Caribbean, the Bahamas and Latin America," said Francisco Porras, American Eagle Regional Sales Manager. "With the significant military presence in the Charleston area, this will provide even greater access for visitors to and from the Charleston Air Force Base, the Naval Weapons Station Charleston, as well as The Citadel Military College."

American Eagle also announced a second daily nonstop flight from Charleston to Miami, beginning on April 6, 2010.

"We are absolutely thrilled with American Eagle's initiation of nonstop service to Miami," said Andy Rankin, Director of Investor Relations - Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. "This new route opens the door for all sorts of opportunities for us with new markets in Latin America. We have needed direct service to South Florida for a long time!"

"We are excited about the new nonstop flight that American Eagle is adding today to Miami International Airport," said David G. Jennings, Chairman of the Charleston County Aviation Authority. "This new flight will benefit leisure and business travelers. Access to this international hub will make it more convenient for passengers to travel to and from South Florida and the Caribbean, as well as Central and South America, and Mexico."

The schedule for the flights between Charleston, S.C., and Miami (all times local) is:

Charleston, S.C. to Miami (CHS-MIA)
FLIGHT DEPARTS ARRIVES DAYS
3519 12:05 p.m. 1:50 p.m. Daily

Miami to Charleston, S.C. (MIA-CHS)
FLIGHT DEPARTS ARRIVES DAYS
3521 2:25 p.m. 4:00 p.m. Daily

Charleston is a major tourist destination with a rich history and numerous luxury hotels, bed and breakfast inns, award-winning restaurants, and quality shopping.

Regularly honored by renowned travel publications, Charleston was recently designated a "Top 10" travel destination in the U.S. by Conde Nast Traveler magazine, earning the number two spot. Southern Living readers selected Charleston as their "Favorite Southern City" in the 2009 Readers' Choice Awards.

American Eagle also serves Charleston with daily nonstop flights from its hub in Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW).

To celebrate this new service to Charleston, American is offering double AAdvantage® miles and very attractive low introductory fares. Log on to AA.com for details.

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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