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American Eagle Launches New Service From Miami to Sarasota/Bradenton, Fla.

American Eagle, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, will begin nonstop service between Miami International Airport (MIA) and Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) on Dec. 13.

American Eagle will operate two daily round trips between the two cities, using its 64-seat ATR72 turbo-prop aircraft.

"We are pleased to be able to connect these two important Florida markets," said Ed Criner, President of Executive Airlines, which flies as American Eagle in Florida, the Caribbean, and the Bahamas. "This new service is also conveniently timed to connect on flights that are going to Central and South America, the Bahamas, and the Caribbean."

"The Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority is very excited about the announcement of American Eagle flights that provide service to American Airlines Miami hub," said Fredrick J. Piccolo, Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport President and CEO. "With the return of Eagle's Miami service, partnered with the oneworld® Alliance, it fills a void we hear repeatedly requested from the public. We also want to express our appreciation to Congressman Buchanan who has emphasized his support for service enhancements at SRQ as a member of the House Aviation Subcommittee."

Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.), remarked that he is, "extremely pleased to see the return of American Eagle to the community. The additional access to this major international hub in Miami is beneficial to the economy of the entire area."

The schedule for the new service is as follows (all times local):  
Miami to Sarasota/Bradenton (MIA-SRQ)   
Flight       Departs         Arrives        Days   
4985         1:50 p.m.       3:01 p.m.      Daily   
4987         8:00 p.m.       9:08 p.m.      Daily  

Sarasota/Bradenton to Miami (SRQ-MIA)   
Flight       Departs         Arrives        Days   
4988*        6:44 a.m.       7:45 a.m.      Daily   
4986         3:34 p.m.       4:35 p.m.      Daily  

*Effective Dec. 14  About American Eagle

American Eagle operates more than 1,800 daily flights to more than 160 cities throughout the United States, Canada, the Bahamas, Mexico and the Caribbean on behalf of American Airlines. American Airlines is the world's largest airline. American, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection® airlines serve 250 cities in over 40 countries with more than 4,000 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 1,000 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 and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. .

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SOURCE: American Eagle Airlines

CONTACT: Andrea Huguely, Corporate Communications of American Eagle
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