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Revised: American Eagle Airlines to Launch Its First Nonstop Jet Service Between Charleston, W. Va., and New York’s LaGuardia Airport

January 21, 2009

New Nonstop Service Begins April 7, 2009

FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — American Eagle Airlines, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, will begin nonstop jet service between Yeager Airport in Charleston, W. Va. (CRW), and New York’s LaGuardia Airport (LGA), beginning April 7.

American Eagle will operate the service with 37-seat Embraer ERJ-135 jets.

“American Eagle is pleased to be the first airline to provide jet service between the State of West Virginia and New York City,” said American Eagle President and CEO Peter Bowler. “This service will allow our new customers from West Virginia the opportunity to fly anywhere in the world that American Airlines flies. Business customers will also have the ability to take a quick day trip to New York.”

“Reliable and affordable air service to and from West Virginia is enormously important in helping to maintain and attract economic development opportunities, not just from New York City, but from around the world. At a time when airlines are eliminating air service, American Eagle is stepping up to offer new services to West Virginians,” said Senator John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV (D-WV). “Yeager Airport has always been an important gateway, and now, even more people can come to the Mountain State to start a new business or experience our breathtaking scenery. I commend American Eagle for offering this new route, and look forward to working with them to promote it.”

Here is the schedule for the flight between Charleston and New York LaGuardia (all times local):

    Charleston, W. Va. to New York LaGuardia (CRW-LGA)

      Flight  Departs    Arrives          Days
      4831*  6:45 a.m.  8:25 a.m.  Daily; except Sun.

    *Effective April 8

    New York LaGuardia to Charleston, W. Va. (LGA-CRW)

      Flight  Departs    Arrives            Days
      4830*   6:55 p.m.  8:55 p.m.  Daily; except Sat.

    *Effective April 7

American and American Eagle currently offer nonstop service to 63 destinations on 222 daily flights from four New York area airports, with 100 daily flights from LaGuardia.

American Airlines customers benefit from the AAdvantage(R) program, the industry’s first and largest frequent flyer program. AAdvantage members earn miles each time they purchase an eligible published-fare ticket and fly on American Airlines, AmericanConnection(R), American Eagle or any of our more than 21 airline partners. Customers can enroll in the AAdvantage program at www.aa.com/aadvantage.

American Airlines is also a founding member of the oneworld(R) Alliance. The oneworld Alliance 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.

About American Eagle

American Eagle operates over 1,400 daily flights to more than 150 cities throughout the United States, Canada, the Bahamas, Mexico and the Caribbean on behalf of American Airlines. American, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection(R) 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(R) 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).

Current AMR Corp. news releases are available via the Internet.

The address is http://www.aa.com

SOURCE American Eagle Airlines


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