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American Eagle Announces Six New Cities Serviced From DFW Airport

American Eagle Airlines, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, will begin nonstop jet service to six new cities from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW): Santa Fe, N.M.; Tallahassee, Fla.; Montgomery, Ala.; Brownsville, Texas; Lake Charles, La.; and Manhattan, Kan. The new service starts on June 11, except for Manhattan, Kan., which starts on Aug. 25.

“American Eagle is excited to launch these new cities from our beautiful Terminal B at DFW Airport,” said American Eagle President and CEO Peter Bowler. “Connecting Dallas/Fort Worth to small and medium-sized cities is one of Eagle’s key missions, and these new flights are sure to benefit these cities, DFW and the entire AA network.”

“Travel is a critical factor in keeping the North Texas economy strong,” said Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert. “We are excited about the opportunity to expand destinations from DFW Airport. Any opportunity to showcase our community is always welcome.”

“During such uncertain economic times, the opportunity to expand flights to new destinations is very good news. We commend American Airlines and American Eagle for offering this new service to the business and leisure travelers of North Texas,” said Fort Worth Mayor Mike Moncrief.

“The quality of air service offered to a community is defined by markets served, and adding six new destinations in a single day is terrific news,” said Jeff Fegan, CEO of DFW International Airport. “It is encouraging that even in this tough economy, DFW Airport is strengthening its role as a powerful aviation hub that connects passengers from our community and throughout America to destinations around the world.”

The six new cities offer travelers from the DFW a variety of options:

Santa Fe, N.M. -With the new DFW service, Santa Fe will have its first commercial jet service in decades. Santa Fe is the state capital and is within minutes of hundreds of outdoor activities, including the great ski destination of Taos, N.M.

Tallahassee, Fla. - Florida State sports fans from the DFW area will now be able to fly to games without changing planes. American Eagle also serves Florida’s state capital with service from its Miami Hub.
Montgomery, Ala. - Steeped in history from the Civil War to Civil Rights, Alabama’s capital is home to both Maxwell and Gunter Air Force Bases, as well the Montgomery Biscuits, Class AA affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays.
Lake Charles, La. - The “Festival Capital” of Louisiana hosts more than 75 festivals a year. Hundreds of outdoor opportunities also can be enjoyed throughout Southwestern Louisiana.
Brownsville, Texas - Just across the border from Matamoros, Mexico, Brownsville is an exciting two-nation vacation destination. Brownsville is also less than half an hour away from two beautiful Gulf of Mexico beaches.

Manhattan, Kan. - Service to Manhattan Regional Airport will begin on Aug. 25.  Manhattan is home of Kansas State University, Fort Riley and the 1st Infantry Division, and also the future site of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility for Kansas Heartland BioAgro Consortium.

From DFW, American and American Eagle operate approximately 745 daily departures to nearly 160 nonstop destinations. American Airlines starts new service to Madrid beginning May 1. Madrid will be the 34th international destination served by American and American Eagle from its Dallas/Fort Worth hub, depending on the season. With its oneworld® Alliance partners, the new service will also provide convenient and seamless travel to 87 destinations served nonstop beyond Madrid into Europe, Africa and Asia.

Part of DFW Airport is on Irving land and provides jobs to many Irving residents.

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