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    American Eagle Airlines to Launch Nonstop Jet Service Between Charleston, S.C., and Miami International Airport

    FORT WORTH, Texas, July 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Eagle Airlines, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, will begin nonstop jet service between Charleston International Airport (CHS) and Miami International Airport (MIA), beginning Nov. 19. American Eagle will operate the service with 50-seat Embraer ERJ-145 jets.

    "We're delighted to expand our service to Charleston, offering our customers convenient connections through Miami to 14 destinations throughout Florida, the Caribbean, the Bahamas and Latin America," said American Eagle President and CEO Peter Bowler. "With the significant military presence in the Charleston area, this will provide even greater access for visitors to and from the Charleston Air Force Base, naval weapons station Charleston, as well as The Citadel Military College."

    "I am extremely pleased to see that American Airlines will be providing direct service to Miami," said Senator Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), ranking member of the Senate Aviation Subcommittee. "Charleston is one of the jewels of the South and I'm pleased that this will make it easier for Floridians to visit."

    "Miami, South Florida and the Caribbean are important destinations for our business and leisure travelers," said David G. Jennings, Chairman - Charleston County Aviation Authority. "We are excited that American Eagle has chosen to add this new nonstop service to Miami and appreciate their commitment to Charleston."

    The schedule for the flights between Charleston, S.C., and Miami (all times local) is:

    Charleston, S.C. to Miami (CHS-MIA)
    Flight Departs Arrives Days
    3519 12:05 p.m. 1:50 p.m. Daily

    Miami to Charleston, S.C. (MIA-CHS)
    Flight Departs Arrives Days
    3518 2:25 p.m. 4:00 p.m. Daily

    American Eagle also serves Charleston with four daily non-stop flights from its hub in Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW).

    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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