American Airlines Launches New Service Between Dallas/Fort Worth And Seoul, South Korea

 American Airlines Launches New Service Between Dallas/Fort Worth And Seoul,
                                 South Korea

New Service Connects South Korea to Key Destinations in the U.S. and Latin
America

PR Newswire

FORT WORTH, Texas, May 9, 2013

FORT WORTH, Texas, May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --American Airlines today
launches daily nonstop service between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
(DFW) and Incheon International Airport (ICN) in Seoul, South Korea –
reinforcing American's commitment to expanding and strengthening its global
presence, especially in the Asia-Pacific region. Through American's extensive
network from Dallas/Fort Worth, customers traveling from South Korea now have
one-stop access to nearly 200 additional destinations.

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The new service is operated as part of American's joint business agreement
with fellow oneworld^® alliance member Japan Airlines. Through oneworld member
airlines and their affiliates, American's customers have access to more than
145 destinations within Asia.

"South Korea's continued growth as a key business market has created increased
demand for direct travel to and from the region," said Chuck Schubert,
American's Vice President – Network Planning. "This new route enhances our
expanding global network and further establishes American's position as the
preferred carrier for one-stop connections between Asia and major business and
leisure destinations in North, Central and South America."

"The new daily service to Seoul on American Airlines represents more
outstanding news for travelers in Dallas/Fort Worth and for DFW Airport," said
Jeff Fegan, CEO of DFW Airport. "At DFW, it is our mission to deliver a world
class travel experience for visitors to Dallas/Fort Worth as well as to expand
our region's presence and visibility around the globe, and this new service
from our great partners at American will help bring more business and leisure
travelers and economic opportunities."

American designed the inflight experience for the DFW-ICN service with special
attention to the culture of the airline's Korean customers. The new route is
operated with a Boeing 777-200 aircraft, featuring 16 Flagship Suite seats in
First Class that transform into fully lie-flat 6-foot-6-inch beds with
drop-down armrests. The aircraft will also feature inflight entertainment at
every seat, including Korean movies and pop music (K-Pop), Hollywood movies
(with Korean audio or subtitles), and games.

Inflight menus feature a variety of traditional Korean and Asian options,
including Bibimbap – a signature Korean dish, Kimchi Chicken, Korean Braised
Pork Belly and Seafood Udon Noodles in First and Business Class, and chicken
with plum sauce served in the Main Cabin. American will also offer a Shin
Ramen Noodle Cup as a snack option to customers in all cabins. In addition,
American specifically recruited and hired flight attendants fluent in both
English and Korean to better serve customers on this flight.

While at Incheon International Airport, American's premium customers will have
access to Asiana's concourse lounges, which offer an enhanced customer
experience at the airport.

Daily DFW-ICN Service Schedule
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  oDeparts DFW at 10:20 a.m. CT
  oArrives at ICN at 2:50 p.m. KST the following day

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  oDeparts ICN at 4:50 p.m. KST
  oArrives at DFW at 4:05 p.m. CT the following day

American Airlines is also offering AAdvantage^® members up to 50,000 miles
when they fly round-trip on the new route on eligible fares from May 9 through
Aug. 15, 2013. To participate, members simply need to register prior to travel
at aa.com/offers using the promotion code AAICN.

In addition to the new route between Dallas/Fort Worth and Seoul, American is
launching new international service to Europe this summer, delivering on the
airline's business plan and network strategy designed to provide more access
and choices for customers in key international markets. Beginning June 12,
American will add new service between New York – JFK and Dublin. Earlier this
year, American also added new service between Dallas/Fort Worth and Lima,
Peru, and Chicago O'Hare and Dusseldorf, Germany. For more details about the
new service between Dallas/Fort Worth and Seoul, please visit
aa.com/dallastokorea.

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, voted Airline Program of the Year at the 2013 Freddie
Awards, lets members earn miles for travel and everyday purchases and 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 840
destinations served by some 9,000 daily flights to nearly 160 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, 817-967-1577, mediarelations@aa.com
 
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