American Eagle Launches Regional Jet Service Between Portland, Maine And Chicago O'Hare

American Eagle All-Jet Service to Start June 1



Apr 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from American Eagle Airlines

    FORT WORTH, Texas, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- American Eagle, the regional
 affiliate of American Airlines, announced today that it will start regional
 jet service between Portland, Maine, (PWM) and Chicago O'Hare International
 Airport on June 1.  The airline will offer two daily round trips using 37-seat
 Embraer regional jets.
     The new service will expand American Eagle's operation at Portland, now
 offering daily flights to Boston's Logan Airport and New York's La Guardia
 Airport.  The airline converted its service from Portland to La Guardia to
 regional jets on April 1.
     "Expanding our service between American's hub in Chicago and Portland will
 give our customers more options," said Tom Bacon, American Eagle's senior vice
 president for marketing and planning.  "Combined, American Eagle and American
 Airlines offer nearly 500 daily departures to more than 100 destinations from
 Chicago including nonstop service to Tokyo and London."
     American Eagle's regional jets feature luxurious navy blue leather seats
 in a "one by two" seating arrangement, with one seat on the left side of the
 aisle and two seats on the right.  They also have a closet for hanging bags,
 large overhead bins and a spacious lavatory.  Powered by two Rolls-Royce
 engines, the jets are among the quietest airplanes in the world and can cruise
 up to 519 miles per hour at 37,000 feet.
     American and American Eagle recently completed a major renovation of
 O'Hare's Concourse G, including a new Admirals Club.  American Eagle offers
 nothing but jet service on all of its departures from O'Hare and uses
 jetbridges to board and deplane all of its flights at Concourse G.
     With a fleet of more than 260 jet and turboprop aircraft, American Eagle
 operates more than 1,700 daily flights to more than 130 cities throughout the
 United States, Canada, The Bahamas and the Caribbean.  Members of American's
 AADVANTAGE frequent traveler program earn a minimum of 500 miles for every
 American Eagle flight.
 
                             Service Begins June 1
 
               From Chicago O'Hare                 From Portland, Maine
                to Portland, Maine                  to Chicago O'Hare
 
     Flight  Depart     Arrive   Aircraft Flight  Depart     Arrive    Aircraft
     4397  10:10 a.m.  1:35 p.m.  ERJ-135  4396* 7:20 a.m.  9:15 a.m.  ERJ-135
     4403   7:15 p.m. 10:40 p.m.  ERJ-135  4400  2:50 p.m.  4:45 p.m.  ERJ-155
 
      *Flight starts June 2.
 
     Current AMR Corp. (NYSE:   AMR) news releases can be accessed via the
 Internet.  The address is http://www.amrcorp.com/corpcomm.htm.
 
 

SOURCE American Eagle Airlines
    FORT WORTH, Texas, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- American Eagle, the regional
 affiliate of American Airlines, announced today that it will start regional
 jet service between Portland, Maine, (PWM) and Chicago O'Hare International
 Airport on June 1.  The airline will offer two daily round trips using 37-seat
 Embraer regional jets.
     The new service will expand American Eagle's operation at Portland, now
 offering daily flights to Boston's Logan Airport and New York's La Guardia
 Airport.  The airline converted its service from Portland to La Guardia to
 regional jets on April 1.
     "Expanding our service between American's hub in Chicago and Portland will
 give our customers more options," said Tom Bacon, American Eagle's senior vice
 president for marketing and planning.  "Combined, American Eagle and American
 Airlines offer nearly 500 daily departures to more than 100 destinations from
 Chicago including nonstop service to Tokyo and London."
     American Eagle's regional jets feature luxurious navy blue leather seats
 in a "one by two" seating arrangement, with one seat on the left side of the
 aisle and two seats on the right.  They also have a closet for hanging bags,
 large overhead bins and a spacious lavatory.  Powered by two Rolls-Royce
 engines, the jets are among the quietest airplanes in the world and can cruise
 up to 519 miles per hour at 37,000 feet.
     American and American Eagle recently completed a major renovation of
 O'Hare's Concourse G, including a new Admirals Club.  American Eagle offers
 nothing but jet service on all of its departures from O'Hare and uses
 jetbridges to board and deplane all of its flights at Concourse G.
     With a fleet of more than 260 jet and turboprop aircraft, American Eagle
 operates more than 1,700 daily flights to more than 130 cities throughout the
 United States, Canada, The Bahamas and the Caribbean.  Members of American's
 AADVANTAGE frequent traveler program earn a minimum of 500 miles for every
 American Eagle flight.
 
                             Service Begins June 1
 
               From Chicago O'Hare                 From Portland, Maine
                to Portland, Maine                  to Chicago O'Hare
 
     Flight  Depart     Arrive   Aircraft Flight  Depart     Arrive    Aircraft
     4397  10:10 a.m.  1:35 p.m.  ERJ-135  4396* 7:20 a.m.  9:15 a.m.  ERJ-135
     4403   7:15 p.m. 10:40 p.m.  ERJ-135  4400  2:50 p.m.  4:45 p.m.  ERJ-155
 
      *Flight starts June 2.
 
     Current AMR Corp. (NYSE:   AMR) news releases can be accessed via the
 Internet.  The address is http://www.amrcorp.com/corpcomm.htm.
 
 SOURCE  American Eagle Airlines