American Airlines Announces Resumption of AmericanConnection Service Between St. Louis and Houston

New Nonstop Flights From St. Louis to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Des Moines, Iowa, Will Be Flown By American Eagle

CHICAGO, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — American Airlines today announced that AmericanConnection partners Chautauqua Airlines, Inc. and Trans States Airlines Inc. will jointly resume flights between St. Louis and Houston. The service, which will restart on October 30, 2005, will connect St. Louis Lambert International Airport with Houston’s William P. Hobby Airport.

“We have long wanted to resume service between St. Louis and Houston and we are pleased to be doing so now,” said Loretta Kuss, American’s Regional Manager – Passenger Sales. “These new flights are convenient for the business traveler who needs to leave St. Louis and arrive in Houston in time to attend afternoon meetings or to get a good night’s sleep before launching into meetings the next day.

“Returning passengers can leave Houston either very early in the morning or at lunchtime to fly back to St. Louis in order to complete a full day’s work in the office or get home in time for an early dinner,” Kuss added. “We also believe that our St. Louis and Houston customers will appreciate Hobby airport’s close proximity to downtown Houston, the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, and Galveston.”

Here is the new schedule, effective Oct. 30:

From St. Louis to Houston
Flight# Departs: Arrives:
5380 10:00 a.m. 12:09 p.m.
5378/5569 6:51 p.m. 9:00 p.m.

From Houston to St. Louis
Flight# Departs: Arrives:
5379/5370 6:55 a.m. 8:55 a.m.
5381 12:40 p.m. 2:40 p.m.

Flights will be operated using 44- and 50-seat Embraer Regional Jets.

Additionally, American Eagle will offer a new daily round-trip nonstop flight between St. Louis and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and a new daily round-trip nonstop flight between St. Louis and Des Moines, Iowa, starting Oct. 1, 2005. These flights will complement existing service offered by AmericanConnection carrier Trans States Airlines, Inc.

This is the new schedule, effective Oct. 1. New flights listed with an *.

From St. Louis to Des Moines
Flight# Departs: Arrives:
4174* 6:47 a.m. 8:00 a.m.
5495 9:15 a.m. 10:22 a.m. except Sat/Sun
5407 9:05 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Sun only
5537 1:15 p.m. 2:25 p.m.
5539 3:50 p.m. 4:56 p.m. except Sat
5541 7:35 p.m. 8:40 p.m.

From Des Moines to St. Louis
Flight# Departs: Arrives:
5542 7:50 a.m. 8:55 a.m.
5476 10:50 a.m. 11:55 a.m. except Sat/Sun
5390 10:55 a.m. 12:15 p.m. Sun only
5538 2:50 p.m. 3:55 p.m.
5540 5:22 p.m. 6:30 p.m. except Sat
4023* 6:50 p.m. 7:52 p.m.

From St. Louis to Cedar Rapids
Flight# Departs: Arrives:
4354* 6:25 a.m. 7:32 a.m.
5464 9:30 a.m. 10:45 a.m. except Sat/Sun
5445 4:28 p.m. 5:43 p.m.
5449 6:55 p.m. 8:11 p.m. except Sat

From Cedar Rapids to St. Louis
Flight# Departs: Arrives:
5422 5:56 a.m. 7:08 a.m. except Sat/Sun
5465 11:05 a.m. 12:15 p.m.
5427 6:03 p.m. 7:12 p.m. except Sat
4353* 8:10 p.m. 9:07 p.m.

* The new flights, flown by American Eagle, will feature 50-seat Embraer Regional Jets. All other flights are flown by AmericanConnection carrier Trans States Airlines Inc. featuring 50-seat Embraer Regional Jets and 30-seat British Aerospace Jetstream 41s.

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,, 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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About American Eagle

As measured by the number of passengers carried each year, American Eagle is the largest U.S. regional airline, operating over 1,700 daily flights to more than 140 cities throughout the United States, Canada, the Bahamas, Mexico and the Caribbean.

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