American Airlines Add Flights From St. Louis

American Airlines and AmericanConnection carriers are pleased to announce
they will increase service from St. Louis` Lambert International Airport
in coming weeks. The newest flights come after the airline`s mid-Continent
hub had its second consecutive month of favorable performance numbers as
the result of a November hub restructuring.

“A lot of customers traveled through St. Louis for the holidays and we are
pleased that they remained committed to American,” said Dan Garton,
American`s executive vice president - Marketing. “We have made flight
schedule changes—and we will continue to do so—to ensure that we
meet the level of demand of travelers in the St. Louis market.”

Earlier this month, AmericanConnection added a fifth flight from St. Louis
to Boston. As previously announced American will launch Super 80 jet
service between St. Louis and Washington, D.C. on Jan. 31 and
AmericanConnection will resume flying to Oklahoma City with three daily
Additionally, on Jan. 31, AmericanConnection will add a flight from St.
Louis to Atlanta and two additional flights to Philadelphia. On Feb. 29,
AmericanConnection will add a sixth daily flight to Newark and two more
flights to San Antonio, bringing to five the flights each day to that
Texas city.
On March 2, AmericanConnection will add a third daily flight from St.
Louis to Hartford, Connecticut; a third daily flight to Joplin, Missouri;
and a Saturday-only flight to Orlando, Florida. The Orlando flight is
available for sale starting Sunday, Jan 25.

“As some other routes have not developed as planned or hoped, we will
reduce or cancel service to those less profitable markets,” Garton added.
“We will make adjustments as needed to ensure that St. Louis remains a
profitable hub.”

AmericanConnection will discontinue its two daily round trip flights to
Lafayette, Indiana on Feb. 15. That same day, AmericanConnection service
to Owensboro, Kentucky will be reduced from three flights to two flights a
day. On March 2, service to Charlotte, N.C. will be reduced to two daily
flights. On April 4, American will discontinue its single flight from St.
Louis to Phoenix and will make a seasonal reduction in service to Tampa
from two flights to one flight a day. Phoenix and Tampa passengers will
still be able to make connections through American`s Dallas/Ft. Worth and
Chicago hubs.


Today, American, American Eagle and AmericanConnection carriers serve St.
Louis with 211 flights a day to 64 destinations. In March, the carriers
will serve St. Louis with 214 flights to 64 destinations.