Fort Worth, Texas, April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Eagle Ground Handling, American Eagle's ground handling business, has been awarded a contract to handle United Express ground handling operations at nine U.S. locations.
Currently, Eagle Ground Handling provides ground handling services for other airlines in Waco, College Station, Killeen/Fort Hood and Tyler, Texas, as well as Monroe, La. As a result of these awards, it will add ground handling services for United Express at those stations, along with Dallas Love Field, Del Rio and Beaumont/Port Arthur, Texas, plus Binghamton, N.Y.
"We are excited about this opportunity to expand our relationship with United Express," said Pedro Fabregas, American Eagle's Senior Vice President – Customer Service. "Our team at Eagle Ground Handling is the best in the industry, and we look forward to providing our excellent services at these nine locations."
The United Express ground handling operations at the newly contracted stations will be transitioned to Eagle Ground Handling in the coming months.
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American Eagle – named Best Regional Airline in North America by the 2011 World Airline Awards – operates more than 1,500 daily flights to over 170 cities throughout the United States, Canada, the Bahamas, Mexico and the Caribbean on behalf of American Airlines. American, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection® carrier serve 260 airports in 50 countries and territories with, on average, more than 3,300 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 900 aircraft. American's award-winning website, 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 and members-elect serve approximately 900 destinations with more than 10,000 daily flights to 149 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. AMR Corporation common stock trades under the symbol "AAMRQ" on the OTCQB marketplace, operated by OTC Markets Group.
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SOURCE American Eagle