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American Eagle Adds New Service to San Luis Potosi

American Eagle announced today
that beginning Jan. 5, the carrier will add daily service between
Dallas/Forth Worth International Airport and San Luis Potosi, Mexico. The
carrier will operate one flight each day with its popular,
state-of-the-art 44-seat ERJ-140 regional jets. “Consistent with the American Airlines expansion into international
markets, American Eagle is expanding its presence in Mexico,” said Peter
Bowler, President - American Eagle. “New flights to San Luis Potosi will
further expand American’s network, giving our customers added flexibility
and convenience when making their travel plans. In addition, the flights
are conveniently timed to provide San Luis Potosi travelers early morning
flights to American’s Dallas/Fort Worth hub, with connecting options to
hundreds of U.S. and international destinations.”

San Luis Potosi is located northwest of Mexico City in central Mexico’s
high-plains region. It is the largest and most industrial of the old
Silver Mining Cities, with more than a half million residents. In
addition, San Luis Potosi is home to Universidad Autonoma de San Luis
Potosi, one of Mexico’s main universities.

The new flights, now available for sale, will depart Dallas/Fort Worth
(DFW) at 6:16 p.m., arriving in San Luis Potosi (SLP) at 8:38 p.m. The
return flight departs San Luis Potosi at 7:05 a.m., and arrives
Dallas/Fort Worth at 9:15 a.m.

With new service to San Luis Potosi, American Eagle will fly to six cities
in Mexico—Aguascalientes, Leon, Guadalajara, Monterrey and Torreon.
American Airlines has been serving Mexico for more than 60 years, since it
began flying in 1942 from Dallas/Fort Worth to Monterrey with continuing
service to Mexico City. Combined, American and American Eagle offer more
than 275 flights a week to the United States from 12 cities in Mexico—
Acapulco, Aguascalientes, Cancun, Cozumel, Guadalajara,
Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, Leon, Los Cabos, Mexico City, Monterrey, Puerto
Vallarta and Torreon.

In May 2004, American Airlines and Mexicana de Aviacion began codesharing
on each other’s flights between the United States and Mexico, the first
phase of a wide-ranging codesharing arrangement that will strengthen each
carrier’s route system and provide increased flight options to customers
of both airlines. In addition, a reciprocal frequent-flyer arrangement was
established that enables members to accrue and redeem miles in American’s
AAdvantage(R) program or Mexicana’s Frecuenta(R) program on each other’s
network, including more than 500 round trips per week between the United
States and Mexico.


American Eagle is the largest U.S. regional airline, operating over 1,600
daily flights to more than 140 cities throughout the United States,
Canada, the Bahamas, Mexico and the Caribbean on behalf of American