American Eagle Begins Service Between Chattanooga and Dallas/Fort Worth; Special Introductory Fare of $109* Each Way

FORT WORTH, Texas, June 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — American Eagle, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, will add nonstop service between Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport beginning Aug. 1.

To celebrate, the airline is offering a special introductory fare for travel between the two cities for travel through September. For just $109* each way (based on a round-trip purchase on the American Airlines/American Eagle Web site, AA.com), American Eagle can jet you between Chattanooga and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport on the carrier’s new daily round trip flight aboard its 44-seat ERJ-140 jets.

“Today’s announcement is great news for Chattanoogans and travelers throughout the region,” said U.S. Sen. Bill Frist (R-TN). “Expanding air service creates jobs and supports economic growth by giving travelers more options and drawing business investment to the region. This will bring new opportunities to the region and benefits to travelers, businesses and all Tennesseans.”

“It is exciting to see real progress with air service in and out of Chattanooga,” said U.S. Rep. Zach Wamp (R-TN). “An American Eagle direct flight to Dallas/Fort Worth is a major step in opening up more direct service to markets across the nation for business, industry and the citizens of the Tennessee Valley. I want to thank the airport authority’s leadership for their excellent work on this and other efforts to improve our air service. Their efforts will pay big dividends in terms of economic development and quality of life. I am honored to be a part of a congressional delegation that helps to get good things done for Tennessee.”

“Our community’s diligent and aggressive efforts to enhance air service are reaping great dividends,” said Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield. “We are thrilled that American Eagle has chosen to expand its presence in this market by adding direct service to Dallas/Fort Worth. Today’s announcement is very exciting and illustrates that as travelers from this region continue to fly from Chattanooga, carriers will respond by providing more options with competitively priced fares.”

“The unwavering support of local business and community leaders has created steady passenger growth at the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport, which has made this community more attractive to airlines,” said Mike Landguth, President and CEO of the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport Authority. “We thank American Eagle for their expression of confidence in our community and look forward to making this service a success.”

The new service to Dallas/Fort Worth is in addition to the carrier’s two daily nonstop flights from Chattanooga to Chicago O’Hare.

The schedule is as follows (all times local):

Chattanooga to Dallas/Fort Worth (CHA-DFW)
Flight Departs Arrives
3688 2:40 p.m. 3:55 p.m.

Dallas/Fort Worth to Chattanooga (DFW-CHA)
Flight Departs Arrives
3689 11:05 a.m. 2:04 p.m.

Here are the details of the introductory fare:

Chattanooga-Dallas/Fort Worth Introductory Fare

— Available for travel between Chattanooga and Dallas/Fort Worth
International Airport.

— Travel between Aug. 1 and Sept. 30, 2005.

— A one-night minimum stay is required.

— Purchase tickets at least 14 days in advance.

— Other restrictions apply. For complete rules and restrictions, see the
terms and conditions below, or visit American’s AA.com(R) Web site.

Travelers can check schedules and fares and book flights by visiting AA.com. Book travel and purchase your ticket on AA.com and earn up to 1,000 AAdvantage(R) bonus miles. There are no online booking fees. In addition, on AA.com you’ll find the absolute lowest fares available for American Airlines, American Eagle and AmericanConnection(R) flights — guaranteed. For lowest- fare guarantee terms and conditions, visit http://www.aa.com/guarantee .

For an additional $5 per ticket, travel arrangements can also be made by calling the American Eagle/American Airlines reservations number at 1-800-433-7300 (en espanol 1-800-633-3711) within the United States and Canada. Outside the United States and Canada, call the local reservations number. For an additional $10 per ticket, travel arrangements can be made at an American Airlines Travel Center or Airport Ticket Office.

* Terms and Conditions

Fares shown are each way based on a round-trip purchase for Economy-Class travel purchased on AA.com, and are in U.S. dollars. Fares shown are valid for travel all days of the week. Fares are subject to change without notice.

Fares do not include (a) a federal excise tax of $3.20 per U.S. domestic flight segment, defined as one takeoff and landing, of a passenger’s itinerary; (b) up to $18 per round trip in local airport charges; and (c) September 11th Security Fee of $2.50 per enplanement originating at a U.S. airport, up to $5 per one way or $10 per round trip. Tickets must be purchased at least 14 days prior to departure or within 24 hours of making reservations, whichever comes first.

Fares are valid for travel Aug. 1, 2005, through Sept. 30, 2005. A one- night minimum stay is required.

Seats are limited. Fares may not be available on all flights. Schedules are subject to change without notice.

Fares are nonrefundable and nontransferable. Changes to your ticket may be made if you cancel your reservation before the original departure time, meet the restrictions of the new fare, and pay a $100 change fee plus any fare difference. When ticketed flights are canceled prior to departure time, the ticket will be valid for one year from the date of issue on an unused ticket or one year from travel origination on a partially used ticket. If you do not cancel your flight before departure time, the ticket has no value.

Tickets may also be obtained through an American Airlines Telephone Reservations Office for an additional $5, or at an American Airlines Travel Center or Airport Ticket Office for an additional $10.

To purchase tickets on AA.com you must use a credit card with a billing address in the United States, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada, the United Kingdom, or select Latin American and Caribbean countries.

American Airlines, AAdvantage and AA.com are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. American Airlines reserves the right to change the AAdvantage program at any time without notice and to end the AAdvantage program with six months’ notice.

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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