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 Wilmington International Airport in North Carolina, beginning July 2. The new service will be operated with 44-seat Embraer jets.
"We're delighted to serve the Wilmington 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 Wilmington residents to access the United States and the world through American's gateway at O'Hare International Airport. Likewise, the Chicago connection will make Wilmington's many historic sites – and its white sand beaches – easily accessible through one of American's largest hubs, offering convenient connections throughout the oneworld® global network."
"I'm excited that American Airlines has announced nonstop service from Wilmington to Chicago's O'Hare airport, seven days a week with two flights a day," said Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo. "This will provide an opportunity for our community to access one of the top six destinations in the country and help our business travelers reach this Midwestern destination. This will also allow people from the Midwest an easy opportunity to visit and experience our great community and southern hospitality."
"This is great news for our flying public and, in particular, our business travelers flying nonstop into a new major market," said Jonathan Barfield, Chairman of the New Hanover County (N.C.) Commissioners. "I know our community will be ecstatic and we believe this air service will be very successful."
Here is the schedule, beginning July 2 (all times local):
Chicago O'Hare to Wilmington
Wilmington to Chicago O'Hare
*First flight begins July 3, 2011; on Sundays, flight departs at 8:00 a.m. and arrives at 9:30 a.m.
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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