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American Eagle Airlines to Begin Service Between Springfield, Ill., and Chicago O'Hare International Airport

American Eagle Airlines, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, will launch two daily round-trip flights from Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport in Springfield, Ill., to Chicago O'Hare International Airport beginning Nov. 2. That same day, the two daily round-trip flights operated by AmericanConnection carrier Trans States Airlines from Springfield to Lambert St. Louis International Airport will end.

"We look forward to serving the local Springfield market with flights to our hub at Chicago O'Hare," said Peter Bowler, President and CEO of American Eagle. "From O'Hare, Springfield passengers can easily connect to more than 430 daily flights that American Eagle and American Airlines will operate to dozens of domestic and international destinations in November."

"While we have enjoyed service to St. Louis for many years, Chicago O'Hare will offer many more connecting options throughout the American Airlines network," said Mark E. Hanna, Executive Director, Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport. "The direct connection through Chicago will provide more one stop connections and save travelers time."

The flights will be flown using 44-seat Embraer Regional Jets. Here is the new flight schedule:

From Chicago O'Hare International Airport to Abraham Lincoln Capital   Airport (ORD-SPI).  
Flight:       Departs:       Arrives:  
4410          1:00 p.m.      1:55 p.m.  
4406          7:00 p.m.      7:55 p.m. except Saturdays  

From Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport to Chicago O'Hare (SPI-ORD)  
Flight:       Departs:       Arrives:  
4411          2:30 p.m.      3:35 p.m.  
4407          6:30 a.m.      7:30 a.m. except Sundays 

About American Eagle

American Eagle operates over 1,700 daily flights to more than 150 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 3,900 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 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. .

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