American Airlines Strengthens Its Network With Service To Cities In Asia, Europe And Latin America

  American Airlines Strengthens Its Network With Service To Cities In Asia,
                           Europe And Latin America

More International and Domestic Cities from Dallas/Fort Worth; More European
and Domestic Service from Chicago O'Hare and New Service to Europe from New
York - JFK

PR Newswire

FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 24, 2012

FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --American Airlines announced
today that it will launch service to markets in Asia, Europe and Latin
America, delivering on the airline's business plan and network strategy
designed to offer customersmore choices to new destinations. Next year,
American will begin the following international services: Dallas/Fort Worth-
Seoul, South Korea; Dallas/Fort Worth- Lima, Peru; Chicago O'Hare-
Dusseldorf, Germany; and New York JFK- Dublin, Ireland. This new service
enhances American's network footprint and will provide more access and choices
for customers in key international markets. It will also add domestic service
to match customer demand through its Dallas/Fort Worth and Chicago hubs.
Customers can begin booking travel for all these routes beginning Nov. 4.

Last week, American announced that international unit revenue increased 8.0
percent for the first nine months of 2012, driven by increased load factors
across all entities and improved yield performance. Unit revenue performance
in the Pacific entity for the same period was strong, up 13.3 percent, driven
by increased demand for the premium cabins, greater revenues from Asia
point-of-sale and joint selling efforts with joint business partner, Japan
Airlines. The Latin American entity posted a 7.2 percent unit revenue increase
for the first nine months of 2012, including yield improvements in Mexico and
Central and South America. The growing strength of American's enhanced
network, together with coordinated selling efforts with joint business
partners British Airways and Iberia over the Atlantic, helped drive a 6.5
increase in trans-Atlantic unit revenue improvement for the first nine months
of 2012 versus the prior year.

"We continue to strengthen American's service from our hub markets to enhance
our international offerings and better meet customer demand," said Virasb
Vahidi- American's Chief Commercial Officer. "Nearly one-third of Fortune 500
companies are located in our five hub cities, and these new routes will
provide more convenient access for our business travelers to key international

The strengthening of American's global network is just another example of the
company's progress toward its business plan, which includes focusing its hubs
in the most important domestic and international cities, enhancing
relationships with the best international alliance partners and creating a
pipeline of industry-leading products and services, including a significant
renewal and transformation of an aircraft fleet that American expects to be
the youngest and most fuel-efficient among its U.S. airline peers by 2017.

New Service to Asia
From its largest hub at Dallas/Fort Worth, American will launch its first-ever
service to Seoul on May 9, 2013. As one of the top 10 premium markets in the
world, the new service to Seoul reinforces American's commitment to customers
and the Asia-Pacific region. The new service will be operated as a part of
American's joint business agreement with Japan Airlines and will provide
convenient access for customers traveling from South Korea to connect to more
than 200 flights from Dallas/Fort Worth to cities in the United States and
Latin America.

More Service to Europe
Beginning April 11, 2013, American will add service between Chicago O'Hare and
Dusseldorf, Germany. American will code share with oneworld^® alliance
partner, airberlin- further reinforcing an already strong relationship and
allowing customers to fly not only to Dusseldorf, but also to cities such as
Moscow, Tel Aviv, and Nice through airberlin's extensive network. This route
will also operate as part of the joint business agreement with British Airways
and Iberia.

In addition, American also will add new service between New York- JFK and
Dublin, Ireland, beginning June 12, 2013. These new flights also will be
operated in conjunction with American's Atlantic joint business partners,
British Airways and Iberia. From JFK, American flies non-stop to nearly 50
cities throughout Asia, Europe, North America and South America with nearly 90
daily departures.

Increased Service to Latin America
Beginning April 2, 2013, American will add service between Dallas/Fort Worth
and Lima, Peru. American provides more service than any other airline between
North America and Latin America with more than 900 weekly flights to 49
destinations. With the addition of Dallas/Fort Worth- Lima, customers can
access 30 destinations to Central America, Mexico, and South America from the
Dallas/Fort Worth hub.

In addition, this added service continues to enhance American's relationship
with oneworld partner, LAN, including reciprocal frequent flyer benefits for
American AirlinesAAdvantage^® and LANPASS members, and reinforces American's
commitment to the Peruvian market by providing seamless connections to
multiple destinations including the Dallas/Fort Worth- Tokyo non-stop.

New Domestic Cities from Dallas/Fort Worth and Chicago:
On Feb. 14, 2013, American will also add new domestic service, through its
regional affiliates American Eagle and ExpressJet, from Dallas/Fort Worth to
the following cities: Beaumont/Port Arthur, Texas, Columbia, Mo., and Fargo,
N.D, as well as new Chicago O'Hare – Columbia, Mo. service.

DFW is the largest of American's five domestic hubs offering more than 740
departures to nearly 170 cities in Asia, Europe, North America and South

Below is a summary of the new service:

Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) – Lima (LIM)
AA2193 Leave DFW: 5:30 p.m. Arrive LIM: 12:25 a.m. (next day)
AA2194 Leave LIM: 2 a.m. Arrive DFW: 9:15 a.m.
Aircraft Type: Boeing 757
Frequency: Daily service
Start Date: April 2, 2013

Chicago O'Hare (ORD) – Dusseldorf (DUS)
AA242 Leave ORD: 5 p.m. Arrive DUS: 8:15 a.m. (next day)
AA241 Leave DUS: 12:10 p.m. Arrive ORD: 2:20 p.m.
Aircraft Type: Boeing 767-300
Frequency: Daily service
Start Date: April 11, 2013, subject to government approval

Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) – Seoul (ICN)
AA27 Leave DFW: 10:30 a.m. Arrive ICN: 3 p.m. (next day)
AA26 Leave ICN: 5 p.m. Arrive DFW: 4:20 p.m.
Aircraft Type: Boeing 777-200
Frequency: Daily service
Start Date: May 9, 2013, subject to government approval

New York - JFK-Dublin (DUB)
AA290 Leave JFK: 6:55 p.m. Arrive DUB: 6:55 a.m. (next day)
AA291 Leave DUB: 9 a.m. Arrive JFK: 11:30 a.m.
Aircraft Type: Boeing 757-200
Frequency: Daily
Start Date: June 12, 2013, subject to government approval


Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) – Beaumont/Port Arthur (BPT)
AA2543 Leave DFW 8:40 a.m. Arrive BPT 9:50 a.m.
AA2521 Leave DFW 11:20 a.m. Arrive BPT 12:35 p.m.
AA2523 Leave DFW 3:10 p.m. Arrive BPT 4:20 p.m.
AA2525 Leave DFW 6:25 p.m. Arrive BPT 7:35 p.m. (except Saturday)
AA2510 Leave BPT 6:30 a.m. Arrive DFW 7:45 a.m.
AA2543 Leave BPT 10:20 a.m. Arrive DFW 11:30 a.m.
AA2521 Leave BPT 1:05 p.m. Arrive DFW 2:15 p.m.
AA2523 Leave BPT 4:50 p.m. Arrive DFW 6 p.m. (except Saturday)
Aircraft Type: CRJ 200
Frequency: All flights are daily except as noted above
Start Date: Feb. 14, 2013

Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) – Columbia, Mo. (COU)
AA3396 Leave DFW Noon Arrive COU 1:25 p.m.
AA3348 Leave DFW 6:55 p.m. Arrive COU 8:25 p.m. (except Saturday)
AA3215 Leave COU 6:45 a.m. Arrive DFW 8:35 a.m.
AA3291 Leave COU 5:40 p.m. Arrive DFW 7:25 p.m. (except Saturday)
Aircraft Type: Embraer 145
Frequency: All flights are daily except as noted above
Start Date: Feb. 14, 2013

Chicago – O'Hare (ORD) -COU
AA3919 Leave ORD 3:55 p.m. Arrive COU 5:10 p.m.
AA3900 Leave COU 1:55 p.m. Arrive ORD 3:20 p.m.
Aircraft Type: Embraer 145
Frequency: Daily
Start Date: Feb. 14, 2013

Dallas/Fort Worth – Fargo (FAR)
AA2537 Leave DFW: 12:05 p.m. Arrive FAR: 2:30 p.m.
AA2537 Leave FAR: 3:05 p.m. Arrive DFW: 5:50 p.m.
Aircraft Type: CRJ 200
Frequency: Daily
Start Date: Feb. 14, 2013

About American Airlines
American Airlines, American Eagle^® and the AmericanConnection^® carrier serve
260 airports in more than 50 countries and territories with, on average, more
than 3,500 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers nearly 900
aircraft. American's award-winning website,^®, 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 and
members-elect serve more than 900 destinations with more than 9,000 daily
flights to 150 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American
Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AmericanAirlines,
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