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    American Eagle Airlines to Add New Weekend Service From Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Chicago O'Hare

    American Eagle, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, will add weekend nonstop service between Halifax International Airport and Chicago O'Hare International Airport beginning May 1.

    American Eagle will operate round-trip service every Saturday and Sunday between the two cities using a 70-seat Canadair CRJ-700 jet.

    "Building on the success of our new service from Halifax to New York LaGuardia, we're pleased to connect travelers from Eastern Canada to our hub in Chicago," said American Eagle President Peter Bowler, a graduate of St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. "The introduction last year of pre-clearance of U.S. Customs and Immigration in Halifax will allow passengers to make convenient one-stop connections to the U.S. Midwest and West Coast through Chicago."

    American Eagle also serves Halifax with two daily round-trips to New York JFK.

    The schedule for the new route is as follows (all times local):  
    Chicago O'Hare to Halifax  (ORD-YHZ)  
    Flight          Departs        Arrives           Days   
    4477         10:50 a.m.      3:50 p.m.    Saturday - Sunday  

    Halifax to Chicago O'Hare  (YHZ-ORD)  
    Flight          Departs        Arrives           Days   
    4478          4:30 p.m.      5:45 p.m.    Saturday - Sunday

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    About American Eagle

    American Eagle operates more than 1,800 daily flights to more than 160 cities throughout the United States, Canada, the Bahamas, Mexico and the Caribbean on behalf of American Airlines. American Airlines is the world's largest airline. American, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection® airlines serve 250 cities in over 40 countries with more than 4,000 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 1,000 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 600 destinations in over 135 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation . AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, AA.com and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc.

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    SOURCE: American Eagle Airlines, Inc.

    CONTACT: Dave Jackson, Corporate Communications of American Eagle
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