AmericanConnection to Offer New Service to Sarasota, Fla., From Lambert St. Louis International Airport

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — American Airlines today announced that AmericanConnection carrier Trans States Airlines will add nonstop regional jet service from Lambert St. Louis International Airport to Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport beginning Dec. 15. The new service will feature 50-seat Embraer ERJ-145 aircraft.

“We are excited about the addition of new nonstop service to Sarasota/Bradenton. Our AmericanConnection flights will give travelers throughout the Midwest another convenient option to access Florida’s popular Gulf Coast,” said Loretta Kuss, American’s Regional Manager – Passenger Sales in St. Louis. “Also, travelers returning from Florida to the Midwest can enjoy a full day in the Florida sun and still arrive back in time to make connections through St. Louis to their final destination.”

“We expect this new flight will nicely complement existing service from Lambert St. Louis to Florida,” said Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge, American’s St. Louis Hub Managing Director. “From St. Louis, American flies nonstop to Tampa, Miami, Orlando, Ft. Myers and Ft. Lauderdale using Boeing 757 and MD80 aircraft.”

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

Sarasota-Bradenton to St. Louis (SRQ-STL)
Flight Departs Arrives
5503 4:57 p.m. 6:25 p.m.

St. Louis to Sarasota-Bradenton (STL-SRQ)
Flight Departs Arrives
5503 1:08 p.m. 4:32 p.m.

About American Airlines

American Airlines is the world’s largest airline. American, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection(R) regional airlines serve 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 over 135 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, AA.com and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc.

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