FORT WORTH, Texas, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- American Eagle Airlines, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, announces daily nonstop jet service effective June 9 from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to Morelia International Airport in Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico, subject to government approval. American Eagle will fly the route with 44-seat Embraer ERJ-140 jet aircraft.
"We are pleased to expand American's network in Mexico with flights to and from Morelia," said Gary Foss, Vice President of Marketing and Planning for American's regional network. "These daily nonstop flights will link customers from throughout the state of Michoacan and those on the Pacific coast with American's largest hub, offering convenient connections throughout the oneworld® global network."
"This announcement is important because it confirms the strength of our nation as a leisure destination at an international level," said Gloria Guevara Manzo, Mexico's Minister of Tourism. "My administration will keep working to increase service to all of Mexico's desirable destinations."
The state of Michaocan contains many nature preserves and significant historic locations. Morelia – marking its 550th year – is known for the United Nations World Heritage Site designation of its city center as well as its international film and music festivals.
The schedule between Dallas/Fort Worth and Morelia (all times local) is:
Dallas/Fort Worth to Morelia (DFW-MLM)
Morelia to Dallas/Fort Worth (MLM-DFW)
*Flight begins June 10, 2011
Together, American Airlines and American Eagle will now serve 18 destinations throughout Mexico with more than 300 weekly flights. In addition to Morelia and Mazatlan beginning June 9, other destinations include Acapulco, Aguascalientes, Cancun, Chihuahua, Cozumel, Guadalajara, Leon (Guanajuato), Los Cabos, Mexico City, Monterrey, Puerto Vallarta, San Luis Potosi, Queretaro, Torreon, Veracruz and Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo.
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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