American Eagle Airlines, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, today launched nonstop jet service between Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) in Allentown, Pa., as well as Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport (AVP) in Avoca, Pa. Eagle will operate the new service with 44- and 50-seat Embraer jets.
“We’re delighted to celebrate this new service from Chicago,” said Gary Foss, Vice President – Planning and Marketing, AA Regional Network. “Along with the service we introduced to Harrisburg in the spring, American Eagle now offers visitors easier access to destinations throughout the Keystone State.”
“We are looking forward to the start of American Eagle’s nonstop service to Chicago,” said David C. Haines, Chairman for the Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority Board of Governors. “Customers can now enjoy convenient connections on American Eagle to destinations throughout the American Airlines global network.”
“We are very pleased American Eagle is making the commitment to serve Northeastern Pennsylvania,” said Barry J. Centini, Airport Director, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport. “This service to Chicago, connecting our passengers to the American Airlines system, will provide more choices for our business and leisure travelers.”