FORT WORTH, Texas, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- American Eagle, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, will fly two daily round-trip flights between Chicago O'Hare International Airport and Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport in Virginia, beginning June 9. The new service will be operated with 44-seat Embraer jets.
"We're delighted to serve the Charlottesville area from our cornerstone hub in Chicago," said Gary Foss, Vice President – Planning and Marketing for American's regional network. "Now, it will be easier for Charlottesville residents to access the United States and the world through American's gateway at O'Hare International Airport. Likewise, the Chicago connection will make Charlottesville's many historic sites – and the University of Virginia – easily accessible through one of American's largest hubs, offering convenient connections throughout the oneworld® global network."
"The announcement that American Eagle Airlines will now be adding jet service from Chicago to Charlottesville is very exciting news for Charlottesville, Albemarle, and the surrounding areas," said Congressman Robert Hurt (R-VA). "Not only will the additional flights bring added convenience and service for residents and businesses, but it will also promote important economic development for the entire region. I welcome American Eagle to the 5th District of Virginia."
"This new daily American Airlines jet service to Chicago offers the Central Virginia region direct access to the third busiest airport in the world," stated William Kehoe, Chairman of the Charlottesville Albemarle Airport Authority Board of Directors. "Their decision to invest in the future of our community will provide a significant opportunity not felt by many cities in today's economy and I am confident they will be delighted by the results of this new partnership."
Here is the schedule, beginning June 9 (all times local):
Chicago O'Hare to Charlottesville
Charlottesville to Chicago O'Hare
*First flight begins June 10, 2011
About American Eagle
American Eagle operates more than 1,500 daily flights to over 170 cities throughout the United States, Canada, the Bahamas, Mexico and the Caribbean on behalf of American Airlines. American, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection® airlines serve 250 cities in 50 countries with, on average, more than 3,600 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 900 aircraft. American's award-winning website, AA.com®, provides users with easy access to check and book fares, plus personalized news, information and travel offers. American Airlines fares are also available through Kayak.com and Priceline.com, as well as thousands of travel agencies worldwide. American Airlines is a founding member of the oneworld® 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 approximately 900 destinations with more than 9,000 daily flights to 145 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, AA.com and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. (NYSE: AMR).
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