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American Eagle Airlines Launches Nonstop Jet Service Between Lexington, Ky., and Chicago O'Hare

'More Great Cities' AAdvantage Bonus Miles and Double AAdvantage Bonus Miles Offers Available On New Route

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Eagle Airlines, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, today launched nonstop jet service between Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Ky., (LEX) and Chicago's O'Hare International Airport (ORD). Eagle will operate the service with 44- and 50-seat Embraer jets.

"American Eagle is extremely proud to reintroduce service from Lexington to Chicago," said Kate Soled, General Counsel for American Eagle.  "Customers will once again enjoy even more convenient connections on American Eagle to destinations throughout the American Airlines global network."

"We are pleased that American Eagle has decided to expand its Lexington operation to include nonstop flights to Chicago," said Eric Frankl, Executive Director – Blue Grass Airport. "This new service will provide Central Kentuckians with convenient access to one of our most popular destinations, and will open up many connection opportunities worldwide – especially for the many travelers Lexington is expecting during the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games."

The schedule for flights between Lexington and Chicago (all times local) is as follows:

Lexington to Chicago O'Hare (LEX-ORD)

FLIGHT

DEPARTS

ARRIVES

DAYS

4013*

6:50 a.m.

7:10 a.m.

Daily

3925

2:30 p.m.

2:55 p.m.

Daily




Chicago O'Hare to Lexington (ORD-LEX)

FLIGHT

DEPARTS

ARRIVES

DAYS

3940

11:55 a.m.

2:05 p.m.

Daily

4036

6:55 p.m.

9:10 p.m.

Daily


*Flight begins April 7, 2010



"More Great Cities" AAdvantage® Bonus Miles Offer

To celebrate new destinations from Chicago, Dallas and Miami, American is offering the "More Great Cities" bonus mile offer. Members who fly round trip to or from at least two of the new destinations below between April 9 and July 31, 2010, will earn AAdvantage bonus miles. Members can earn between 1,000 and 100,000 bonus miles based on the number of round trips flown to or from different eligible cities. Members can obtain complete offer details and register prior to travel at www.aa.com/offers.


Eligible Cities

Chicago - Allentown, Pa. **

Dallas/Fort Worth - Cheyenne, Wyo. #

Chicago - Harrisburg, Pa.

Chicago - Beijing, China *

Chicago - Scranton/Wilkes Barre, Pa. **

Dallas/Fort Worth - Augusta, Ga. **

Chicago - Rapid City, S.D.

Dallas/Fort Worth - Asheville, N.C.

Chicago - Sioux Falls, S.D.

Dallas/Forth Worth - Fayetteville, N.C. **

Chicago - Lexington, Ky.

Dallas/Fort Worth - Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Chicago - Fargo, N.D.

Miami - Eleuthera, Bahamas

Chicago - Tri-cities, Tenn. ^

Miami – Governors Harbor, Bahamas

Chicago - Charleston, W. Va.

Miami – Treasure Cay, Bahamas

Dallas/Fort Worth- Rapid City, S.D.

Dallas/Fort Worth – Sioux Falls, S.D.


*Service Starts 4/26/10          **Service Starts 6/10/10

^Service Starts 7/2/10           # Service Starts 7/15/10



Double AAdvantage Bonus Miles Offer

Customers can earn double miles flying between Lexington and Chicago beginning today and in the coming months. Customers must register prior to travel at www.aa.com/offers using the Bonus Code CHIAA.

American Eagle also serves Lexington with three daily flights from its hub at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW).

Terms and Conditions

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 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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