American Eagle Adds Jet Service Between Chicago and Flint, Mich.

FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — American Eagle, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, will add nonstop service between Flint Bishop International Airport and Chicago O’Hare International Airport beginning Dec. 15. American Eagle will operate two daily round-trip flights between the two cities using 44- and 50-seat Embraer jets.

“Our new service between Flint and O’Hare will provide business travelers the opportunity to hold meetings in Chicago and return home the same day or make easy connections via American’s hub at Chicago O’Hare to destinations around the world,” said American Eagle President Peter Bowler. “Bishop International Airport has seen tremendous growth over the past several years, and our service is designed to meet that growing demand.”

“American Eagle’s new nonstop service between Flint and Chicago’s O’Hare Airport is a tremendous opportunity for economic growth and will bring valuable benefits for travelers in Genesee County and surrounding communities,” said Congressman Dale E. Kildee (D-MI). “Mid-Michigan residents and businesses will now have easy, convenient access to Chicago and can connect with the rest of the world in just one stop.”

The schedule for the new service is as follows (all times local):

FLINT TO CHICAGO (FNT-ORD)

Flight Departs Arrives
4001* 7:05 a.m. 7:08 a.m.
4050 3:22 p.m. 3:28 p.m.

*Service begins Dec. 16.

CHICAGO TO FLINT (ORD-FNT)

Flight Departs Arrives
4027 12:51 p.m. 2:52 p.m.
4060 7:16 p.m. 9:21 p.m.

Bishop International Airport opened in 1993 and has seen growth of more than 350 percent through 2004, serving more than 1 million passengers for the first time last year. American Eagle will provide the only nonstop service between Flint and Chicago.

About American Eagle

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 on behalf of American Airlines. American Airlines is the world’s largest carrier. American, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection(R) regional carriers serve more than 250 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(SM) 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 135 countries and territories. American Airlines and American Eagle are units of the AMR Corporation (NYSE:AMR) .

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