American Eagle Airlines, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, today launched nonstop jet service between Port Columbus International Airport (CMH) and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). Eagle will operate the service with 44-seat Embraer ERJ-140 jets.
“American Eagle is extremely proud to introduce this new service from Columbus to JFK,” said Mike Trochalakis, Vice President – Line Maintenance for American Eagle. “Customers will enjoy even more convenient connections on American Eagle to destinations throughout the American Airlines global network.”
“We welcome American Eagle’s new nonstop flights to JFK Airport, in addition to all the great service American and American Eagle provide from Port Columbus,” said Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman. “American Eagle’s investment is fantastic news for all Columbus-area corporations that travel to New York, and for residents throughout Central Ohio.”
Eagle also serves Columbus with daily flights from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport (ORD), Miami International Airport (MIA) and New York’s LaGuardia Airport (LGA). Both American and American Eagle provide service to Dallas/Fort Worth from Columbus.
On July 2, 2010, American Eagle will add a second daily nonstop flight from Columbus to JFK.