American Announces New York – Newcastle, England, Service; New Route Begins May 2006

FORT WORTH, Texas, July 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — American Airlines today announced it will begin service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Newcastle, in England’s booming North East region — the first time the two cities have been linked by nonstop scheduled air service. The route will be American’s 27th international destination out of JFK.

American will begin serving the route on May 1, 2006, using its 188-seat Boeing 757 aircraft with all-coach seating. In flight, passengers will enjoy American’s award-winning International Flagship Service, featuring a selection of dining, beverage and entertainment options.

Newcastle is at the center of the UK’s commercially thriving North East region. Its airport, Newcastle International, is the fastest-growing regional airport in the United Kingdom. More than 2.5 million people visited Newcastle in 2003, the most recent year in which figures are available.

Newcastle was once known for its coal mining and ship building. Today it features numerous multinational companies in the region and many impressive historic and cultural sites, as well as its world-famous Newcastle Brown Ale, which was first brewed in 1890.

“England’s North East and Newcastle are undergoing impressive economic and cultural growth,” said Henry Joyner, American’s Senior Vice President – Planning. “This new route will provide convenient service in both directions for business and leisure travelers alike. We’re delighted to bring Newcastle its first-ever nonstop service to and from New York.”

The new route will also provide an important cargo link between New York and Newcastle, adding another flight to the 300 tons of cargo capacity American currently flies each day between the United States and United Kingdom. The New York – Newcastle flight will provide shippers with guaranteed service for high-value or time-critical air freight.

Following is the tentative schedule for American’s New York – Newcastle service:

JFK-Newcastle
Flight Departs Arrives
230 7:45 p.m. 7:30 a.m. (next day)

Newcastle-JFK
Flight Departs Arrives
231 11:00 a.m. 1:35 p.m.

About American Airlines

American Airlines is the world’s largest airline. American, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection(R) regional airlines serve more than 240 cities in over 40 countries with more than 3,800 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 600 destinations in over 135 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation (NYSE:AMR) .

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