FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- American Eagle Airlines, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, today announced nonstop service between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and Joplin Regional Airport (JLN) in Joplin, Mo., beginning Feb. 10, 2011. Eagle will operate the service with 64-seat Super ATR aircraft.
"We're delighted to introduce new service to Joplin," said Gary Foss, Vice President of Planning and Marketing for American's regional network. "These two daily flights will not only allow business travelers from Joplin to make an easy day trip to Dallas/Fort Worth, but will link Southwest Missouri with American's largest hub and international gateway."
"Economic development is strengthened by quality air service," said Joplin Mayor Mike Woolston. "It provides the connections needed to attract businesses to our region, and is part of the necessary foundation to develop new job opportunities for our residents. Good jobs are essential in a community that offers a high quality of life for its residents."
"Our customer market survey this spring reflected an overwhelming response to provide service to DFW with American Airlines," said Steve Stockam, Joplin Airport Manager. "This partnership with American delivers this request, and offers our customers access to one of the largest airlines with service to markets worldwide. This is a great beginning to what we believe will be the resurgence of our commercial airline service for the Joplin market area and the economy for Southwest Missouri."
The schedule for flights between Dallas/Fort Worth and Joplin (all times local) is:
Dallas/Fort Worth to Joplin (DFW-JLN)
Joplin to Dallas/Fort Worth (JLN-DFW)
*Flight Begins February 11, 2011
About American Eagle
American Eagle operates over 1,500 daily flights to nearly 160 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 40 countries with, on average, more than 3,400 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 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 more than 700 destinations in over 140 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, AA.com We know why you fly and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. (NYSE: AMR).
SOURCE American Eagle Airlines