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American Eagle Airlines to Launch Nonstop Jet Service Between Montgomery, Ala., 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 Montgomery (Ala.) Regional Airport (MGM) and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), beginning June 11.

American Eagle will operate the service with 50-seat Embraer ERJ-145 jets.

"We are proud to bring American Eagle service back to Montgomery," said American Eagle President and CEO Peter Bowler. "This service will allow our new customers from Montgomery the opportunity to travel to western U.S. destinations that American Airlines or American Eagle fly to from our DFW Hub. Business customers will also have the ability to take a quick day trip to Dallas."

"Access to convenient air travel is crucial in today's business world," said Montgomery Mayor-elect Todd Strange. "The addition of American Eagle's flights will strengthen our status as a center for commerce. Members of our military, who are based in the River Region, will also benefit from these flights as they head to Texas and other western destinations. This development will eliminate the need for leisure passengers to drive to other airports to fly out west. It's great to have American Eagle back in the Capital City."

"I am extremely glad to hear that American Eagle is returning to Montgomery," said Acting Mayor Charles Jinright. "They will find our community ready for these new flights to the West. I would like to welcome American Eagle back and offer all the support I can to their success here."

The schedule for the flights between Montgomery, Ala., and Dallas/Fort Worth (all times local) is:

Montgomery, Ala. to Dallas/Fort Worth (MGM-DFW)
Flight Departs Arrives Days
3462* 7:00 a.m. 9:05 a.m. Daily
3538 1:35 p.m. 3:40 p.m. Daily
*Effective June 12

Dallas/Fort Worth to Montgomery, Ala. (DFW-MGM)
Flight Departs Arrives Days
3537 11:15 a.m. 1:10 p.m. Daily
3461 7:20 p.m. 9:10 p.m. Daily

American Eagle last served Montgomery in November of 2000.

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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