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American Eagle Airlines Launches Nonstop Jet Service Between Chicago O'Hare and Tri-Cities, Tenn.

Two Daily Nonstops from East Tennessee to the Windy City

FORT WORTH, Texas, July 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Eagle Airlines, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, today launched nonstop jet service between Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) and Tri-Cities Regional Airport (TRI), operating the service with 44-seat Embraer ERJ-140 jets. Centrally located between the cities of Bristol, Kingsport and Johnson City, Tenn., the Tri-Cities airport serves the communities of Northeast Tennessee, Southwest Virginia and Western North Carolina.

"American Airlines was the first carrier to operate at Tri-Cities Regional Airport, launching service Sept. 1, 1937, and we are delighted to bring the American brand back, with service to the Tri-Cities area from our second-largest hub in Chicago," said Gary Foss, Vice President – Planning and Marketing for the AA Regional Network. "These new flights to one of American's premier international gateways will offer local business travelers convenient connections to the West Coast as well as destinations throughout American's global network."

"We're excited to welcome this new service from American Eagle," said Patrick Wilson, Executive Director – Tri-Cities Airport Commission. "Having access to American's extensive domestic and international route system will be a great advantage for Tri-Cities travelers."

"This is a great day for Tri-Cities Regional Airport as we celebrate the launch of nonstop service to Chicago," said Ken Maness, Chairman – Tri-Cities Airport Commission. "We know the Tri-Cities community will support American Eagle, and we look forward to a long and successful partnership."

The schedule for flights between Chicago and Tri-Cities, Tenn., (all times local) is:

Chicago O'Hare to Tri-Cities (ORD-TRI)

FLIGHT

DEPARTS

ARRIVES

DAYS

4121

12:50 p.m.

3:40 p.m.

Daily

4126

8:25 p.m.

11:15 p.m.

Daily




Tri-Cities to Chicago O'Hare (TRI-ORD)

FLIGHT

DEPARTS

ARRIVES

DAYS

4117*

6:10 a.m.

7:00 a.m.

Daily

4122

4:05 p.m.

5:00 p.m.

Daily

*Flight begins July 3, 2010




Double AAdvantage® Mile Offer

Customers can earn double miles flying between Chicago and Tri-Cities beginning today through Sept. 30, 2010. Customers must register prior to travel at www.aa.com/offers using the Bonus Code CHIAA.  Complete offer terms and conditions for the bonus offers listed above can be found at www.aa.com/offers.

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 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).

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.

SOURCE American Eagle Airlines

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