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American Eagle Announces Daily Nonstop Service Between Dallas/Fort Worth and Springfield, Ill.

Two Daily Nonstops Link Central Illinois with American's Largest Hub

FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- American Eagle Airlines, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, today announced nonstop service between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport (SPI) in Springfield, Ill. American Eagle will start service April 5, 2011, and will operate flights with 50-seat Embraer ERJ-145 jets.

"We're delighted to introduce this new service to the Illinois state capital," said Dan Garton, President and CEO of American Eagle. "These two daily flights will not only allow business travelers from Springfield to make an easy day trip to Dallas/Fort Worth, but will link Central Illinois with American's largest hub, offering convenient connections throughout American's global network."

"Today's announcement means air travelers departing from Springfield will soon have new and more extensive connection options," said U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) "The decision by American Airlines to operate direct flights from Springfield to Dallas/Fort Worth, its largest national hub, is good news for air travelers, tourists, and local businesses. I'm grateful for American's continued commitment to Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport. This new service will allow air travelers to more easily connect to the airline's extensive network of flights around the country, particularly in the Southeast and Southwest regions, and around the world."

Here is the schedule for flights between Dallas/Fort Worth and Springfield (all times local) is:

Dallas/Fort Worth to Springfield

 

Flight

Departs

Arrives

Days

 

3253

1:40 p.m.

3:25 p.m.

Daily

 

3261

7:20 p.m.

9:05 p.m.

Daily

 
  
    

 

Springfield to Dallas/Fort Worth

 

Flight

Departs

Arrives

Days

 

3236*

7:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m.

Daily

 

3238

4:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m.

Daily

 

*Flight begins April 6, 2011

 
    

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 website, 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 approximately 750 destinations in nearly 150 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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