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    American Eagle Airlines Launches Nonstop Jet Service Between Lake Charles, La., 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 Louisiana's Lake Charles Regional Airport (LCH) and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW). Eagle operates the twice-daily service with 50-seat Embraer ERJ-145 jets and 44-seat Embraer ERJ-140 jets.

    "This is an exciting day for American and American Eagle," said Ken Wimberly, American Airlines Corporate Secretary and Lake Charles native. "We're delighted to be back in Lake Charles with daily nonstop jet service to Dallas/Fort Worth. Customers from Southwest Louisiana can now take a quick day trip to Dallas, or connect to any of the 160 nonstop destinations served by American and American Eagle from Dallas/Fort Worth, such as New York, Chicago and Los Angeles - as well as cities throughout Europe, Latin America and Asia."

    "We're delighted to welcome American Eagle back to Southwest Louisiana," said Heath Allen, Executive Director of the Lake Charles Regional Airport. "This new service will provide a tremendous economic impact for our region and connect residents and business owners alike to cities throughout the nation and around the globe."

    "I am elated that American Airlines has decided to bring Lake Charles Regional Airport and the entire Southwest Louisiana area into their network of service, with twice daily regional jet service to a world-class aviation hub like Dallas/Fort Worth, the largest hub in the American Airlines system," said Hal McMillin, President of the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, governing authority of Calcasieu Parish, La. "While we in Calcasieu Parish have long recognized our significant economic potential, American's commitment to serving SWLA is a welcomed confirmation of that potential."

    The schedule for the flights between Lake Charles and Dallas/Fort Worth is (all times local):

    Lake Charles, La., to Dallas/Fort Worth (LCH-DFW)

    3422* 7:20 a.m. 8:35 a.m. Daily
    3398 2:55 p.m. 4:10 p.m. Daily
    *Effective June 12

    Dallas/Fort Worth to Lake Charles, La. (DFW-LCH)

    3399 1:15 p.m. 2:30 p.m. Daily
    3426 6:00 p.m. 7:15 p.m. Daily

    American Eagle last served Lake Charles in November 2000. 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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