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American Eagle Airlines to Launch Service to Six New Cities From Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

DFW Airport is strengthening its role as a powerful aviation hub

FORT WORTH, Texas, March 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Eagle Airlines, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, will begin nonstop jet service to six new cities from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW): Santa Fe, N.M.; Tallahassee, Fla.; Montgomery, Ala.; Brownsville, Texas; Lake Charles, La.; and Manhattan, Kan. The new service starts on June 11, except for Manhattan, Kan., which starts on Aug. 25.

"American Eagle is excited to launch these new cities from our beautiful Terminal B at DFW Airport," said American Eagle President and CEO Peter Bowler. "Connecting Dallas/Fort Worth to small and medium-sized cities is one of Eagle's key missions, and these new flights are sure to benefit these cities, DFW and the entire AA network."

"Travel is a critical factor in keeping the North Texas economy strong," said Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert. "We are excited about the opportunity to expand destinations from DFW Airport. Any opportunity to showcase our community is always welcome."

"During such uncertain economic times, the opportunity to expand flights to new destinations is very good news. We commend American Airlines and American Eagle for offering this new service to the business and leisure travelers of North Texas," said Fort Worth Mayor Mike Moncrief.

"The quality of air service offered to a community is defined by markets served, and adding six new destinations in a single day is terrific news," said Jeff Fegan, CEO of DFW International Airport. "It is encouraging that even in this tough economy, DFW Airport is strengthening its role as a powerful aviation hub that connects passengers from our community and throughout America to destinations around the world."

The six new cities offer travelers from the DFW a variety of options:

  • Santa Fe, N.M. - With the new DFW service, Santa Fe will have its first commercial jet service in decades. Santa Fe is the state capital and is within minutes of hundreds of outdoor activities, including the great ski destination of Taos, N.M.
  • Tallahassee, Fla. - Florida State sports fans from the DFW area will now be able to fly to games without changing planes. American Eagle also serves Florida's state capital with service from its Miami Hub.
  • Montgomery, Ala. - Steeped in history from the Civil War to Civil Rights, Alabama's capital is home to both Maxwell and Gunter Air Force Bases, as well the Montgomery Biscuits, Class AA affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays.
  • Lake Charles, La. - The "Festival Capital" of Louisiana hosts more than 75 festivals a year. Hundreds of outdoor opportunities also can be enjoyed throughout Southwestern Louisiana.
  • Brownsville, Texas - Just across the border from Matamoros, Mexico, Brownsville is an exciting two-nation vacation destination. Brownsville is also less than half an hour away from two beautiful Gulf of Mexico beaches.
  • Manhattan, Kan. - Service to Manhattan Regional Airport will begin on August 25. Manhattan is home of Kansas State University, Fort Riley and the 1st Infantry Division, and also the future site of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility for Kansas Heartland BioAgro Consortium.

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 Airlines

American Airlines, 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 nearly 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.

About DFW International Airport

Located halfway between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, DFW International Airport is the world's third busiest, offering nearly 1,750 flights per day and serving 57 million passengers a year. DFW has been named "Best Airport for Customer Service in North America" by an Airports Council International survey of passengers in 2006 and 2007. DFW International Airport provides non-stop service to 128 domestic and 37 international destinations worldwide. For the latest news, real-time flight information, parking availability or further details regarding the many services provided at DFW International Airport, log on to www.dfwairport.com.

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