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American Eagle to Begin JFK and Halifax Service

American Eagle announced today that beginning June 10, the carrier will
start new regional jet service between New York’s JFK International
Airport and Halifax International Airport, the largest airport in Atlantic
Canada and the capital of Nova Scotia. The carrier will operate three
flights each day with its popular, state-of-the-art 37-seat Embraer
ERJ-135 regional jets.“Adding new service to Halifax, a popular tourist destination, will
continue to expand American’s presence and network in the Eastern United
States and Canada. The Maritime Provinces of Canada have long and deep
ties to cities along the Eastern Seaboard and the Caribbean islands in
particular. The fact that American Airlines has long been the largest air
carrier to the Caribbean, and the largest transcontinental air carrier
from JFK, means that travelers will have connecting opportunities superior
to those offered over any other gateway,” said American Eagle President
Peter Bowler. “Our new service will be well received by our customers
traveling between New York and Nova Scotia, as well as those originating
from a host of cities around the world.”

“The addition of daily flights on American Eagle from Halifax to JFK is
good news for air travelers,” said Reg Milley, President and CEO of
Halifax International Airport Authority. “It provides direct access to a
key U.S. market and one-stop service to destinations such as Los Angeles,
London, Paris, Tokyo, the Bahamas and Caribbean, further strengthening the
case for U.S. customs pre-clearance at Halifax.”

As measured by the number of passengers carried each year, American Eagle
is the largest U.S. regional airline, operating over 1,400 daily flights
to more than 130 cities throughout the United States, Canada, the Bahamas,
Mexico and the Caribbean. American Airlines is the world’s largest
carrier. American, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection regional
carriers serve more than 250 cities in over 40 countries with almost 4,200
daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 1,000
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