FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- American Eagle Airlines, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, today began nonstop service between Miami International Airport (MIA) and Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV) in Gainesville, Fla. Eagle operates the service with 64-seat Super ATR aircraft.
"We are excited to launch this service to Gainesville – with its strong ties to South Florida, both in business and education," said Peter J. Dolara, American's Senior Vice President based in Miami. "Our customers have been asking for this new service. Connecting these two communities is proof of our ongoing commitment to increase service from our Miami hub. It will also offer our customers from the Gainesville area the ability to connect to destinations throughout the U.S., the Caribbean, Latin America and Europe."
"On behalf of our residents and visitors, I am thrilled to officially welcome American Eagle Airlines to Gainesville," said Mayor Craig Lowe. "This new service provides an important business and cultural connection between Gainesville, Miami and the South Florida region, in addition to unique access to Latin America, Europe and U.S. destinations."
Home to the University of Florida, one of the largest universities in the nation, Gainesville is also a thriving technology and medical center and routinely appears among the top-ranked cities in which to live and work.
The schedule for flights between Miami and Gainesville (all times local) is:
Miami to Gainesville (MIA-GNV)
Gainesville to Miami (GNV-MIA)
*Flight begins October 2, 2010
AAdvantage® Double Mile Offer
Customers can earn double miles for travel between Miami and Gainesville beginning today through Dec. 31, 2010. To participate in this promotion, customers need to register prior to travel using promotion code GNV2X. Customers can register and obtain complete offer terms and conditions at www.aa.com/offers. If you are not yet an AAdvantage member, it's easy and free to enroll – just visit www.aa.com/enroll.
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).
About the AAdvantage® Program
The AAdvantage program was the first frequent flyer program. Established in 1981, the program now has more than 62 million members. Members can earn miles at more than 1,000 participating companies, which include more than 30 hotel chains representing more than 60 brands, more than 20 airlines, eight car-rental companies, 10 financial companies, and over 350 brand name retailers. In addition, members can earn miles when making purchases with one of more than 100 affinity card products in over 40 countries. In 2009, AAdvantage members redeemed more than 150 billion miles to claim more than 6.9 million awards for flights, upgrades and car rentals. For more information and a listing of AAdvantage program participating companies, visit www.aa.com/aadvantage.
SOURCE American Eagle Airlines