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    American Eagle Airlines Launches Nonstop Jet Service Between Knoxville, Tenn., and Miami

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

    "We're delighted to expand our service to Knoxville, offering convenient connections through Miami to destinations throughout the Caribbean, the Bahamas and Latin America," said Justin Bernbach, Regional Managing Director - American Airlines State and Community Affairs. "Combined with our service from Dallas/Fort Worth and Chicago, our customers throughout Eastern Tennessee now have even greater access to American's vast global network."

    "American's new flights to Miami open a world of travel opportunities for East Tennessee travelers," said Kirk Huddleston, Chairman of the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority's Board of Commissioners. "From access to flights to the Caribbean to the convenient schedule making cruise travel easier, this new service is an excellent benefit for our community."

    The schedule for the flights between Knoxville and Miami (all times local) is:

    Miami to Knoxville, Tenn. (MIA-TYS)
    4353 8:25 p.m. 10:45 p.m. Daily

    Knoxville, Tenn., to Miami (TYS-MIA)
    4387 8:40 a.m. 10:50 a.m. Daily

    American Eagle also serves Knoxville from its hubs in Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) and Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD).

    To celebrate this new service to Knoxville, 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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