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New American Airlines jet will fly from Chicago to New Orleans

New Orleans La. - American Airlines launched new service to New Orleans Thursday with a 76-seat regional aircraft.

The Embraer E-175 will fly from Chicago O'Hare International Airport to Albuquerque International Sunport, Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport and Pittsburgh International Airport.

The jets will be branded with the new American Eagle livery and operated by Republic Airlines, a subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings.

American's E-175s feature 12 first-class seats and 64 main cabin seats, including 20 with extra legroom and priority boarding.

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