November 8, 2006

American Airlines to Fly Nonstop Between Miami and Montevideo; Seasonal Service to Uruguay Set to Begin This Month

MIAMI, Nov. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Airlines will begin seasonal nonstop service between its Miami hub and Montevideo, Uruguay, this November. The seasonal service was originally introduced in December 2004, and is being renewed this year as a result of its success.

American's nonstop flight will operate from Nov. 17, 2006, to April 10, 2007, and will be flown three times weekly in each direction. On days the nonstop flight does not operate, American will continue to fly its current schedule of service to Montevideo via Buenos Aires, Argentina.

"All of us at American Airlines are proud and excited to be the first carrier to operate nonstop service between Miami and Montevideo," said Peter J. Dolara, American's Senior Vice President-Miami, Caribbean and Latin America. "As the capital and largest city in Uruguay, Montevideo has long been an important part of American's extensive Latin American route network. Nonstop service between Montevideo and our international gateway in Miami makes it more convenient than ever to travel to and from this wonderful South American city and country."

"Maintaining sustainable growth in our country is intrinsically tied to our accessibility and the ability to connect," said Dr. Hector Lescano, Uruguay's Minister of Tourism. "The return of American Airlines direct nonstop service from Miami to Montevideo for the third year in a row is greatly satisfying and an ongoing goal."

American will operate Miami-Montevideo service with Boeing 767 aircraft configured with 30 Business-Class seats featuring a spacious 60-inch pitch, and 182 seats in the Main Cabin. In both cabins, travelers will enjoy large overhead-storage bins that allow carry-on luggage to be stored "wheels first," creating more overall storage space and making it easier to stow and remove bags.

For those who like to "stay connected" during their trip, powerports are located at each seat in the Business-Class cabin on the 767 and are conveniently placed throughout the Main Cabin, so passengers can work en route, operate their own CD or DVD players, or even recharge cell phones. And on the ground, American provides travelers an oasis for work or relaxation at the Admirals Club(R) facility in Miami.

Here is American's schedule between Miami and Montevideo, Uruguay, effective Nov. 17, 2006 through April 10, 2007 (all times shown are local):

    FROM MIAMI TO MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY    FLIGHT                   DEPARTS                  ARRIVES    #989                     11:15 p.m.               11:10 a.m.  (next day)    Operates Monday, Wednesday, Friday from Nov. 17 - April 9     FROM MONTEVIDEO TO MIAMI    FLIGHT                   DEPARTS                  ARRIVES    #984                     11:20 p.m.               5:25 a.m.  (next day)    Operates Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday from Nov. 18 - April 10   

In addition to an extensive route network, convenient schedules, and spacious cabins with lots of amenities, customers on American also have the opportunity to earn and redeem AAdvantage(R) frequent-flyer miles -- all of which combine to make travel on American an exceptional value.

Travelers can check schedules and fares and book flights by visiting American's Web site,, or Bookings made on or earn up to 1,000 AAdvantage bonus miles. Travel arrangements can also be made by calling American's reservation number at 1-800-433-7300 within the United States and Canada (en espanol 1-800-633-3711). Outside the United States and Canada, call your local reservations number.

About American Airlines

American Airlines is the world's largest airline. American, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection(R) regional 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,, 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 600 destinations in over 135 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation . AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc.

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