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American Will Introduce a Second DFW Sao Paulo

American Airlines
continued the development of its international services at Dallas/Fort
Worth International Airport today by announcing that it will introduce a
second nonstop flight between DFW and Sao Paulo, Brazil, effective June 9. American said it will operate the new flight five days a week with
211-seat Boeing 767-300 aircraft in the peak season and three days a week
between Sept. 7 and Nov. 22. The inaugural flight will come about one
month before the opening of DFW’s new International Terminal D and will
give American a significant international service expansion with which to
showcase the new gateway facility.

“Sao Paulo is Brazil’s largest business center and one of the most
important destinations in all of Latin America for travel and trade to
North Texas,” said Dan Garton, American’s Executive Vice President of
Marketing. “Our ability to introduce this significant new service is made
possible by the strength of the DFW hub and its broad range of connecting
service from points across our route network.”

The DFW-Sao Paulo announcement comes less than two weeks after American
revealed that growth by American and its regional affiliate, American
Eagle, at DFW will surpass earlier projections and increase their combined
service to a total of 839 departures a day at DFW by July 2005. This will
involve a total of 119 additional flights at DFW above what they offered
last summer.

Including Sao Paulo, American and American Eagle serve a total of 31
international destinations from DFW. A 32nd international point will be
added in November when American begins nonstop service between DFW and
Osaka, Japan. American has been flying nonstop between DFW and Sao Paulo
since April 1995. With the growth and success of the DFW hub, American and
American Eagle have grown their international service offering at DFW by
94 percent since the summer of 1995.