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American to Fly Nonstop Miami Montevideo

American Airlines will begin
seasonal nonstop service between its Miami hub and Montevideo, Uruguay,
this December—the first time nonstop service has been offered on the
American’s nonstop flight will operate from Dec. 16, 2004, to April 2,
2005, and will be flown three times weekly in each direction. On days the
new nonstop flight does not operate, American will continue to fly its
current schedule of service via Buenos Aires, Argentina.

“All of us at American Airlines are proud and excited to be the first
carrier to operate nonstop service between Miami and Montevideo,” said
Peter J. Dolara, American’s Senior Vice President-Miami, Caribbean and
Latin America. “As the capital and largest city in Uruguay, Montevideo has
long been an important part of American’s extensive Latin American route
network. Now, with new nonstop service between Montevideo and our
international gateway in Miami, it will be more convenient than ever to
travel to and from this wonderful South American city and country.”

“We are delighted that American Airlines will offer nonstop service
between Montevideo and Miami and eagerly look forward to the start of
flights later this year,” said Dr. J. Pedro Bordaberry, Uruguay’s Minister
of Tourism. “By making it easier to travel to and from Uruguay, efforts to
promote tourism and economic development in our country are greatly
enhanced. This is very good news indeed for the people of Uruguay, as well
as for all who wish to visit us.”

American will operate Miami-Montevideo service with Boeing 767 aircraft
configured with 30 Business-Class seats featuring a spacious 60-inch
pitch, and 182 seats in the Main Cabin featuring “More Room Throughout
Coach” seating that provides more legroom between rows. In both cabins,
travelers will enjoy large overhead-storage bins that allow carry-on
luggage to be stored “wheels first,” creating more overall storage space
and making it easier to stow and remove bags.

For those who like to “stay connected” during their trip, powerports are
located at each seat in the Business-Class cabin on the 767 and are
conveniently placed throughout the Main Cabin, so passengers can work en
route, operate their own CD or DVD players, or even recharge cell phones.
And on the ground, American provides travelers an oasis for work or
relaxation at the Admirals Club(R) facility in Miami.