American Airlines Signs New Agreement To Begin Large Regional Jet Flying

   American Airlines Signs New Agreement To Begin Large Regional Jet Flying

Large 76 Seat Regional Jets Will Join the American Fleet for the First Time in
its History

PR Newswire

FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 24, 2013

FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines announced
today that it has signed a 12-year capacity purchase agreement with Republic
Airways Holdings to provide large regional jet flying for the first time in
the company's history. This agreement, which is subject to court approval, was
enabled by the new pilot contract. It is designed to offer customers more
choices with the right-size aircraft to match market demand, strengthen
service from American's hubs and diversify its partnership with regional
carriers.

"This is a significant milestone in our company's history," said Chuck
Schubert, American's Vice President – Network Planning. "Establishing a large
regional jet fleet has long been part of our business plan and this agreement
is another example of how we are executing on that plan in a way that benefits
our business and our customers. We will offer more flights at the right
intervals throughout the day in key markets while providing more opportunities
for customers to travel in the First Class cabin to key business markets."

Through the agreement, Republic Airways will acquire 53 Embraer E-175 jets
featuring a two-class cabin with 12 First Class seats and 64 seats in the Main
Cabin.

The aircraft, which will be branded with the newly revealed American Eagle
livery and operated by the Republic Airlines subsidiary of Republic Airways
Holdings, will phase into operation at approximately two to three aircraft per
month beginning in mid-2013. All 53 aircraft are expected to be in operation
by the first quarter of 2015.

The new agreement will further enhance and strengthen American's relationship
with Republic Airways, a longtime partner of American Airlines and the largest
operator of large Embraer jets. Republic's Chautauqua Airlines subsidiary
operates regional jet service for American from its hub at Chicago O'Hare with
15 Embraer E-140 aircraft.

About American Airlines
American Airlines focuses on providing an exceptional travel experience across
the globe, serving more than 260 airports in more than 50 countries and
territories. American's fleet of nearly 900 aircraft fly more than 3,500 daily
flights worldwide from hubs in Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami
and New York. American flies to nearly 100 international locations including
important markets such as London, Madrid, Sao Paulo and Tokyo. With more than
500 new planes scheduled to join the fleet, including continued deliveries of
the Boeing 737 family of aircraft and new additions such as the Boeing
777-300ER and the Airbus A320 family of aircraft, American is building toward
the youngest and most modern fleet among major U.S. carriers. American's
website, AA.com^®, provides customers with easy access to check and book
fares, and personalized news, information and travel offers. American's
AAdvantage^® program, one of the most popular frequent flyer programs in the
world, lets members redeem miles for flights to almost 950 destinations
worldwide, as well as flight upgrades, vacation packages, car rentals, hotel
stays and other retail products. The airline also offers nearly 40 Admirals
Club^® locations worldwide providing comfort, convenience, and an environment
with a full range of services making it easy for customers to stay productive
without interruption. American is a founding member of the oneworld^®
alliance, which brings together some of the best and biggest airlines in the
world, including global brands like British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Iberia
Airlines, Japan Airlines, LAN and Qantas. Together, its members serve more
than 900 destinations with more than 9,000 daily flights to 150 countries and
territories. Connect with American on Twitter @AmericanAir or
Facebook.com/AmericanAirlines. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle
Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AMR Corporation common
stock trades under the symbol "AAMRQ" on the OTCQB marketplace, operated by
OTC Markets Group.

SOURCE American Airlines

Website: http://www.aa.com
Contact: Stacey Frantz, +1-817-967-1577, mediarelations@aa.com
 
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