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American Eagle Airlines to Launch Nonstop Jet Service Between Brownsville, Texas, and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

New Nonstop Service Begins June 11, 2009

FORT WORTH, Texas, March 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Eagle Airlines, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, will begin nonstop jet service between Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport (BRO) and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), beginning June 11.

American Eagle will operate the three daily flights using 50-seat Embraer ERJ-145 jets and 44-seat Embraer ERJ-140 jets.

"Brownsville is both important and popular as a business and leisure market," said American Eagle President and CEO Peter Bowler. "The airport is located just minutes from Matamoros, Mexico, as well as beautiful South Padre Island. We are pleased to be serving this key Texas and Mexico market, allowing customers to connect through DFW to numerous other destinations throughout AA's network, including Chicago, Atlanta and Detroit."

"We welcome American Eagle service to the historic Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport and encourage everyone to 'Fly Brownsville,' " said Larry Brown, Director of Aviation for Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport.

The schedule for the flights between

Brownsville, Texas, and Dallas/Fort Worth is (all times local):

Brownsville, Texas to Dallas/Fort Worth (BRO-DFW)
Flight Departs Arrives Days
3372* 7:15 a.m. 8:55 a.m. Daily
3402 11:20 a.m. 1:00 p.m. Daily
3506 5:15 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Daily
*Effective June 12

Dallas/Fort Worth to Brownsville, Texas (DFW-BRO)
Flight Departs Arrives Days
3403 9:30 a.m. 10:55 a.m. Daily
3505 3:20 p.m. 4:50 p.m. Daily
3365 7:45 p.m. 9:10 p.m. Daily

From DFW, American and American Eagle operate approximately 745 daily departures to nearly 160 nonstop destinations. American Airlines starts new service to Madrid beginning May 1. Madrid will be the 34th international destination served by American and American Eagle from its Dallas/Fort Worth hub, depending on the season. With its oneworld® Alliance partners, the new service will also provide convenient and seamless travel to 87 destinations served nonstop beyond Madrid into Europe, Africa and Asia.

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.

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SOURCE: American Eagle Airlines

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