Tuesday January 23, 10:30 am Eastern Time

Press Release

SOURCE: American Airlines

American Airlines Adds New Nonstop Chicago-Zurich Daily Service

CHICAGO, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines will add seasonal daily nonstop service to Zurich, Switzerland, this summer, giving Chicago travelers a second daily option from the Windy City to the world's ``Little Big City'' and to more than 20 other Swissair destinations beyond.

AA Flight 170 begins service June 1 between Chicago O'Hare and Zurich using a 155-seat Boeing 767 with AA's unique ``More Room'' configuration. American's new international configuration offers expansive first and business class cabins, and AA's exclusive roomier seats in coach. Only American offers ``More Room Throughout Coach.''

American's in-flight entertainment features Bose® noise reduction headsets and Panasonic® personal DVD players in first class, Origins® personal amenity kits, upgraded pillows and blankets, personal reading lights and electronic seat controls in first class. American is also the industry leader in providing A/C powerports in first and business class and selected rows in coach. All these extras customers have come to expect from American.

American's Chicago-Zurich seasonal service continues through October. It complements AA's existing daily year-round codeshared service from Chicago with Swissair. American also operates a daily non-stop flight from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to Zurich.

``With this service American customers now have two non-stop options from Chicago and one non-stop service from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, all with the comfort and amenities that make American and its codeshare partner Swissair a terrific choice for business and leisure travel to Switzerland and beyond,'' said Mike Gunn, executive vice president of marketing for American. We are now in a position to satisfy the strong demand for an additional summer service between Chicago and Zurich.``

Here is American's Chicago-Zurich nonstop schedule (all times are local):

                            FROM CHICAGO TO ZURICH
                              Flight    Depart        Arrive
                                170    7:00 p.m.    10:15 a.m.
              Codeshared       6403    4:15 p.m.     7:45 a.m.
                            FROM ZURICH TO CHICAGO
                              Flight    Depart        Arrive
                                169    2:30 p.m.     5:10 p.m.
              Codeshared       6402   10:20 a.m.     1:00 p.m.
                       FROM DALLAS/FORT WORTH TO ZURICH
                              Flight    Depart        Arrive
                                 38    2:40 p.m.     7:20 a.m.
                       FROM ZURICH TO DALLAS/FORT WORTH
                              Flight    Depart        Arrive
                                 37   10:20 a.m.     2:10 p.m.

From O'Hare, American and its regional affiliate, American Eagle, operate more than 500 daily departures to more than 100 destinations from its ``Gateway to the World'' hub.

From Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, American and American Eagle operate almost 800 daily departures to nearly 140 destinations worldwide.