American Eagle Launching New Service Next Year

November 26th, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by GD  

By Ranjan Bhaduri
100120-eaglekomenerj-01Nov 26, (THAINDIAN NEWS) American Eagle Airlines which is the regional wing of American Airlines is going to start its nonstop service between Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in April 2011. The service will be available twice a day. The airlines will use its Embraer ERJ-145 jets which can accommodate 50 persons for this service as it has been reported. The move has been welcomed by Illinois Senator Dick Durbin. He said in a statement, “The decision by American Airlines to operate direct flights from Springfield to Dallas/Fort Worth, its largest national hub, is good news for air travelers, tourists, and local businesses.” He also expressed his thanks to the airline for its commitment to the busy Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport.

The new service will be helpful for the travelers and they will be able to use the network of the airline in the country’s Southeast and Southwest regions. A Federal air-service grant worth $750,000 made the move possible. As a matter of fact Springfield airport lacked a regular southbound connection after American Eagle shifted its flights to Chicago from St Louis in 2008. Dale Morris the managing director of American Airlines said that the airline is very upbeat about the new route.

Relocating air service is often a costly proposition and the subsidy would be used in this case. The flight time in the upcoming route would be less than two hours as it is being assumed. A few days back the airline announced its plan of happy hours which is possibly a first time offer in aviation industry. It will be available on its flights en route Mexico, Canada and USA.

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