American Eagle Begins Service Between Lafayette and Dallas/Fort Worth

FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — American Eagle, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, will add nonstop service between Lafayette Regional Airport (Lafayette, La.) and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, beginning April 3, 2006. American Eagle will operate three daily round-trip flights between the two cities using 34-seat Saab 340 turbo-prop aircraft.

“American Eagle is pleased to add new, non-stop service to Lafayette,” said American Eagle President Peter Bowler. “Louisiana travelers will now have access to convenient connections to hundreds of domestic and international destinations through American’s Dallas/Fort Worth hub.”

“American Eagle’s decision to return flight service between Lafayette and Dallas/Fort Worth is an important factor in southwest Louisiana’s continued economic growth,” said Rep. Charles Boustany, Jr. (R-La.). “Their services will provide the opportunity for our industries to generate income by having an additional way to connect their businesses to the rest of the world.”

“South Louisiana is an emerging economic and commercial center for the 21st Century,” Sen. Mary L. Landrieu (D-La.) said. “These new flights into Lafayette are just one more indicator of south Louisiana’s growing influence in this part of the nation.”

“It is great news that American Eagle will resume service from Lafayette Regional Airport to its hub at Dallas/Fort Worth,” said U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.). “This offers Lafayette businesses more options for doing business regionally and nationally. The airport is a vital component of southwest Louisiana’s economy, and this is a great opportunity to expand its services to area businesses and travelers.”

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

Lafayette to Dallas/Fort Worth (LFT-DFW)

Flight Departs Arrives
3238* 6:41 a.m. 8:40 a.m.
3240 11:29 a.m. 1:24 p.m.
3244 4:04 p.m. 6:00 p.m.

*Effective April 4, 2006

Dallas/Fort Worth to Lafayette (DFW-LFT)

Flight Departs Arrives
3221 9:00 a.m. 10:48 a.m.
3225 1:49 p.m. 3:35 p.m.
3229 7:08 p.m. 8:58 p.m.

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 3,900 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 135 countries and territories. American Airlines and American Eagle are units of the AMR Corporation.

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