American Eagle to Fly Nonstop Jet Service Between Chicago and Freeport, Bahamas

FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — American Eagle, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, will add nonstop weekend jet service* between Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Freeport, Bahamas, beginning May 6. The new service will be offered each Saturday and Sunday through Sept. 3, using 70-seat Canadair CRJ-700 jets.

This new service is in addition to American Eagle’s daily nonstop jet service between O’Hare and Nassau, which began last June.

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

Chicago to Freeport (ORD-FPO)
Flight Departs Arrives Days
4477 1:10 p.m. 5:12 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Freeport to Chicago (FPO-ORD)
Flight Departs Arrives Days
4478 5:52 p.m. 8:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

*Subject to government approval

“We’re pleased to expand our service from Chicago to The Islands of the Bahamas,” said American Eagle President Peter Bowler. “American Eagle provides the only nonstop service from O’Hare to The Bahamas, reflecting our commitment to introduce new and exciting destinations to our Chicago customers.”

American Eagle is the only regional airline at O’Hare to offer its customers easy and convenient jetbridge boarding for all flights.

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 3,900 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(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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