FORT WORTH , Texas, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - American Eagle, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, today began nonstop service between New York's LaGuardia Airport (LGA) and Bishop International Airport in Flint, Mich. (FNT).
American Eagle operates the round-trip service with its 37-seat Embraer ERJ-135 jets.
"We are pleased to provide this new service for those who fly from Flint," said American Eagle President and CEO Peter Bowler . "This new flight will give our business customers the opportunity to have a day trip to New York City ."
" Thanksgiving has come early for us," said Bishop International Airport Director Jim Rice . "American Eagle has given us the jet service to LaGuardia that our entire region has been needing for years. It's a huge boost to our economy. New York, here we come!"
In addition to the New York service, American Eagle has four daily nonstops to Chicago O'Hare International Airport and two daily nonstops to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport from Flint.
About American Eagle
American Eagle operates more than 1,800 daily flights to more than 160 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) airlines serve 250 cities in over 40 countries with more than 4,000 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(R) 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 nearly 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 and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. (NYSE: AMR).
SOURCE American Eagle Airlines
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