American Airlines Applies to U.S. Department of Transportation to Begin Seasonal St. Louis

- Puerto Vallarta Nonstop Service Effective Feb. 4, 2006

New Flight Is in Addition to Seasonal Weekend Service to Cancun, Mexico, Which Resumes in October

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — American Airlines announced today it has applied to the U.S. Department of Transportation to offer new nonstop service from Lambert St. Louis International Airport to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, from Feb. 4 to April 1, 2006. The new winter season-only flight would operate on Saturdays. It would complement American’s existing seasonal service from St. Louis to Cancun, Mexico, which features flights on both Saturday and Sunday. The Cancun flights will resume on Oct. 30. American also offers daily connecting service to both destinations through its DFW hub.

“We know Midwesterners are always eager to leave the cold and gray winter days behind and take trips to sunny and warm Mexico in the winter,” said Loretta Kuss, American’s Regional Manager Passenger Sales – St. Louis. “This flight should be just the prescription to cure the winter blahs.”

Here’s the proposed flight schedule, pending DOT approval (all times local):

From St. Louis to Puerto Vallarta:
Flight Departs Arrives
1199 9:30 a.m. 1:20 p.m.

From Puerto Vallarta to St. Louis:
Flight Departs Arrives
1200 2:17 p.m. 5:39 p.m.

The Puerto Vallarta service features 136-seat MD80 aircraft.

From St. Louis to Cancun:
Flight Departs Arrives
2121 9:45 a.m. 12:44 p.m.

From Cancun to St. Louis:
Flight Departs Arrives
2122 1:45 p.m. 4:50 p.m.

The Cancun service features 188-seat Boeing 757 aircraft.

American, American Eagle and AmericanConnection partner airlines offer a total of 220 daily departures from Lambert St. Louis.

About American Airlines

American Airlines is the world’s largest airline. American, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection(R) regional airlines serve more than 240 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,, 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 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 are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation (NYSE:AMR) .

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