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American Eagle To Launch Its First Nonstop Jet Service Between Charleston, W. Va., And New York’s LaGuardia Airport


New Nonstop Service Begins April 7, 2009

FORT WORTH, Texas – American Eagle Airlines, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, will begin nonstop jet service between Yeager Airport in Charleston, W. Va. (CRW), and New York’s LaGuardia Airport (LGA), beginning April 7.

American Eagle will operate the service with 37-seat Embraer ERJ-135 jets.

“American Eagle is pleased to be the first airline to provide jet service between the State of West Virginia and New York City,” said American Eagle President and CEO Peter Bowler. “This service will allow our new customers from West Virginia the opportunity to fly anywhere in the world that American Airlines flies. Business customers will also have the ability to take a quick day trip to New York.”

“Reliable and affordable air service to and from West Virginia is enormously important in helping to maintain and attract economic development opportunities, not just from New York City, but from around the world. At a time when airlines are eliminating air service, American Eagle is stepping up to offer new services to West Virginians,” said Senator John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV (D-WV). “Yeager Airport has always been an important gateway, and now, even more people can come to the Mountain State to start a new business or experience our breathtaking scenery. I commend American Eagle for offering this new route, and look forward to working with them to promote it.”

American and American Eagle currently offer nonstop service to 63 destinations on 222 daily flights from four New York area airports, with 100 daily flights from LaGuardia.

American Airlines customers benefit from the AAdvantage ® program, the industry’s first and largest frequent flyer program. AAdvantage members earn miles each time they purchase an eligible published-fare ticket and fly on American Airlines, AmericanConnection ® , American Eagle or any of our more than 21 airline partners. Customers can enroll in the AAdvantage program at

American Airlines is also a founding member of t he oneworld ® Alliance. The oneworld Alliance 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.


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