American Eagle Adds Jet Service Between Savannah/Hilton Head and Chicago

FORT WORTH, Texas, May 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — American Eagle, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, will add nonstop service between Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport and Chicago O’Hare International Airport beginning July 2. American Eagle will operate two daily round-trip flights between the two cities using 50-seat ERJ-145 jets.

“Our new service between Savannah/Hilton Head and O’Hare is timed to provide business travelers the opportunity to hold meetings in Chicago and return home the same day or make easy connections via American’s hub at Chicago O’Hare to destinations around the world,” said American Eagle President Peter Bowler. “With service to both of AA’s largest hubs at DFW and O’Hare, I’m confident our new service will be well received by customers originating from or traveling to the Greater Savannah Region, Hilton Head Island, and the Low Country of South Carolina.”

“Connecting Savannah/Hilton Head International with Chicago O’Hare, the world’s busiest hub airport, will be another big boost to the economy in our region,” said U.S. Rep. John Barrow. “These two new nonstop flights will link Savannah with well over 500 connecting flights that American offers at O’Hare. That’s a real incentive for the increasing number of business and vacation travelers coming in and out of Savannah.”

“Savannah and Hilton Head Island residents are benefiting from American Eagle’s re-entry into the Savannah/Hilton Head market,” said Patrick S. Graham, Executive Director-Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport. “Both the business and leisure markets will profit from the additional access to an already strong market.”

The new service between Savannah/Hilton Head and Chicago O’Hare is planned as seasonal service through Oct. 29.

The new service will be available for sale beginning Sunday, May 29. The schedule is as follows (all times local):

SAVANNAH/HILTON HEAD TO CHICAGO (SAV-ORD)
Flight Departs Arrives
3933* 8:21 a.m. 9:40 a.m.
4058 2:00 p.m. 3:19 p.m.
*Service begins July 3.

CHICAGO TO SAVANNAH/HILTON HEAD (ORD-SAV)
Flight Departs Arrives
4034 10:16 a.m. 1:30 p.m.
3934 6:35 p.m. 9:49 p.m.

The new service is in addition to the carrier’s three nonstop daily flights between Savannah/Hilton Head and Dallas/Fort Worth, which will begin June 9.

About American Eagle

American Eagle is the largest U.S. regional airline, operating over 1,700 daily flights to more than 140 cities throughout the United States, Canada, the Bahamas, Mexico and the Caribbean on behalf of American Airlines. American Airlines is the world’s largest carrier. American, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection(R) regional carriers serve more than 250 cities in over 40 countries with more than 3,800 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 1,000 aircraft. American’s award-winning Web site, 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(SM) 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 600 destinations in 135 countries and territories. American Airlines and American Eagle are units of the AMR Corporation (NYSE:AMR) .

Related Articles