American Eagle Launches Jet Service Between Gulfport-Biloxi and Dallas/Fort Worth

GULFPORT-BILOXI, Miss., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ — American Eagle, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, announced today that it has launched daily nonstop service between Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. American Eagle now operates two daily round-trip flights between the two cities using 50-seat Embraer ERJ- 145 jets.

“This is a great day for the Mississippi Gulf Coast. American Eagle is the first new airline serving the first new city since we re-opened on September 8, 2005 after Hurricane Katrina,” said Travis Lott, Gulfport-Biloxi Regional Airport Authority Chairman. “American Eagle’s commitment is a true sign of the level of business that is being done on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. We are excited about the opportunities the new service will bring,” said Ken Spirito, Gulfport-Biloxi Regional Airport Authority Assistant Executive Director.

The schedule for the new service is as follows (all times local):

Gulfport-Biloxi to Dallas/Fort Worth (GPT-DFW)
Flight Departs Arrives
3896 11:00 a.m. 12:44 p.m.
3886 7:00 p.m. 8:40 p.m.

Dallas/Fort Worth to Gulfport-Biloxi (DFW-GPT)
Flight Departs Arrives
3887 8:55 a.m. 10:28 a.m.
3897 4:55 p.m. 6:25 p.m.

About American Eagle

American Eagle operates more than 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 airline. American, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection(R) regional airlines serve 250 cities in over 40 countries with more than 3,900 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 over 135 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation (NYSE:AMR) (NYSE:-) (NYSE:News) .

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