FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Eagle Airlines, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, will begin nonstop jet service between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO), beginning June 10. Eagle will operate the service with 44-seat Embraer ERJ-140 jets.
"American Eagle is delighted to introduce service from Southern California to Reno and the beautiful Lake Tahoe area," said Peter Bowler, President and CEO - American Eagle. "Whether it's winter skiing in the Sierra Nevadas, summer water sports on Lake Tahoe, or year-round casinos and nightlife, Reno offers it all. And, with three daily nonstops, customers in Western Nevada will have convenient access to the West Coast and connections throughout American's global network."
"This is great news for Reno because more flights mean more people who will stay in our hotels, visit Lake Tahoe and take advantage of our top-notch entertainment," said Nevada Senator Harry Reid. "It's also good news for a few of the airline's employees who will now be put back to work after losing their jobs because of the struggling economy. I appreciate American Airlines for making this investment in northern Nevada."
"American has a proud history of serving the people of Nevada and we thank the Reno-Tahoe community for their continued support," said Will Ris, Senior Vice President - Government Affairs.
The schedule for flights between Los Angeles and Reno, Nev. (all times local) is:
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 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® 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).
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