American to Begin Service Between St. Louis and Fort Walton Beach

ST. LOUIS, April 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — American Airlines announced today that it will offer daily nonstop jet service between Lambert-St. Louis International Airport and Okaloosa County Airport in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., beginning July 2. The new flights will be operated by AmericanConnection partner Chautauqua Airlines using a 44-seat Embraer ERJ-140 jet, and will provide customers with a convenient schedule at competitive prices.

“St. Louis customers have asked us for service to Northwest Florida, and we’re glad that our AmericanConnection partner will be providing this new service,” said Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge, Managing Director of American’s St. Louis hub. “These new flights show a continued commitment on the part of American Airlines to meet the travel needs of the St. Louis customer.”

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

St. Louis to Fort Walton Beach (STL-VPS)
Flight Departs Arrives
5367 6:45 p.m. 8:45 p.m.

Fort Walton Beach to St. Louis (VPS -STL)
Flight Departs Arrives
5368* 7:19 a.m. 9:10 a.m.

*Begins July 3.

Besides this new flight to Ft. Walton Beach, Fla., American Airlines also offers nonstop service from St. Louis to Miami, Ft. Meyers, and Ft. Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Orlando and Tampa.

About American Airlines

American Airlines is the world’s largest airline. American, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection(R) regional airlines 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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