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DFW International Airport Announces American Airlines To Begin Service At International Terminal D October 29

World’s Newest International Terminal Has Drawn 'Rave Reviews' Since July Opening; International Shopping and Dining Choices Also To Open To Millions of Passengers

DFW INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, (September 27, 2005) - DFW International Airport today announced American Airlines will move its international flight operations into the recently opened International Terminal D on Saturday, October 29. 

American Airlines’ international flights will operate from 19 of the new terminal’s 28 gates. American Eagle also has an agreement to use additional gates when they are not in use by foreign flag carriers. American Airlines and American Eagle will serve 32 international destinations from International Terminal D. 

"American Airlines has been looking forward to operating from Terminal D with great anticipation, and we are delighted to have October 29 as our start date," said American Chairman and CEO Gerard Arpey. "Terminal D is a magnificent facility that will strengthen DFW's position as one of the world's foremost international gateways and enhance the standing of North Texas as a vibrant center of international commerce and cultural exchange. It will also allow DFW Airport to play an even bigger role in the region's long-term economic prosperity. October 29 will be an exciting and historic day for all of us." 

“Since International Terminal D opened in July, it has drawn rave reviews from our passengers and soon those flying on American will enjoy the convenience and speed of traveling through this magnificent new facility,” said Jeff Fegan, CEO of DFW International Airport. “This is truly the new front door to the world for North Texas and international business people and tourists have already taken note. Terminal D has had an immediate impact on those planning new economic development initiatives and adding American’s incredible international schedule to the building will give even more worldwide attention to the advantages of our region.”

American also plans to add two more international destinations from DFW in February 2006, namely Montego Bay, Jamaica, and Guanacaste Liberia, Costa Rica. 

International Terminal D is currently home to six of the foreign flag carriers that serve North Texas, namely AeroMexico, Air Canada Jazz, British Airways, Korean Air, Lufthansa and Mexicana. A seventh foreign flag carrier, TACA, has been operating out of American Airlines gates and will move to International Terminal D along with American. Tour flights and scheduled international service from Champion Air, Sun Country and FunJet/Adventure Tours are also available in International Terminal D. 

American will operate 78 flights a day on its first day of service from International Terminal D, including all international flights and some domestic flights whose aircraft are routed to or from international flights. Eventually, American plans to operate a total of 114 flights a day from the new terminal. 

Along with American’s arrival at International Terminal D comes the virtual completion of the remainder of the terminal’s concessions and restaurants. A total of 63 retail spaces were built into Terminal D, and the vast majority will be open for business on October 29. 

The impressive list of businesses operating at International Terminal D includes a renowned all-star cast of locally based dining options, including Reata Grill, La Duni Latin Kitchen, Cool River Café, Cantina Laredo, Cousin’s Bar-B-Q, Blue Mesa Café and Railhead Smokehouse B-B-Q. 

Two of DFW’s retail innovations, La Bodega Winery, the world’s first airport winery, and DFW TravelMart, the world’s first airport-based convenience store, have new locations in Terminal D. The terminal will also feature upscale shopping choices from well-known North Texas-based vendors such as Fossil and MallaSadi Men’s Boutique. 

DFW International Airport and American Airlines will be working together on festivities for the inaugural American flight at Terminal D on October 29. 

About American Airlines

American Airlines is the world's largest airline. American, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection® regional airlines serve 250 cities in over 40 countries with more than 3,800 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 1,000 aircraft. American's award-winning Web site, AA.com, provides users with easy access to check and book fares, plus personalized news, information and travel offers. American Airlines is a founding member of the oneworldsm Alliance, which brings together some of the best and biggest names in the airline business, enabling them to offer their customers more services and benefits than any airline can provide on its own. Together, its members serve more than 600 destinations in over 135 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. American Airlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, AA.com and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. (NYSE: AMR)