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For Immediate Release
June 10, 2010

Fort Worth, TX - American Eagle Airlines, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, today launched nonstop jet service between Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport (AVP) in Avoca, PA.  Eagle will operate the new service with 44- and 50-seat Embraer jets.

"We're delighted to celebrate this new service from Chicago," said Gary Foss, Vice President – Planning and Marketing, AA Regional Network.  "Along with the service we introduced to Harrisburg in the spring, American Eagle now offers visitors easier access to destinations throughout the Keystone State."

"We are very pleased American Eagle is making the commitment to serve Northeastern Pennsylvania," said Barry J. Centini, Airport Director, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport.  "This service to Chicago, connecting our passengers to the American Airlines system, will provide more choices for our business and leisure travelers."

The schedule for the flights between Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Chicago O'Hare (all times local) is as follows:

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to Chicago O'Hare (AVP-ORD):

Flight #
Departs AVP
Arrives ORD
AA* 4250*
7:00 AM
8:00 AM
AA* 4153
12:45 PM
1:50 PM

Chicago O'Hare to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (ORD-AVP):

Flight #
Departs ORD
Arrives AVP
AA* 4099
9:35 AM
12:20 PM
AA* 4254
6:55 PM
9:45 PM

* Flight begins June 11, 2010

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About American Eagle

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About Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport (AVP) is your gateway to Northeastern Pennsylvania, offering area travelers approximately 34 daily arrivals and departures to five major hubs, with one-stop service to over 450 destinations worldwide. Air service is provided by the following airlines: American Eagle (Chicago-O'Hare); Continental Connection (Newark); Delta Connection (Detroit); United Express (Chicago-O'Hare); and US Airways Express (Charlotte and Philadelphia). For more information, call 1-877-2FLYAVP (235-9287) or visit our web site at