American Eagle, the
regional affiliate of American Airlines, announced today that it will add
nonstop service between Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport and Dallas/Fort
Worth International Airport beginning Dec. 15. American Eagle will operate
two daily round-trip flights between the two cities using 50-seat Embraer ERJ-
145 jets.The new service, originally announced in June, was planned to begin Oct.
30, but was delayed due to the impact of Hurricane Katrina.
“I’m pleased to learn that American Eagle is moving forward with their
scheduled service to the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport,” said Sen.
Thad Cochran (R-Miss.). “This shows American Airlines’ commitment to the
economic recovery of the Mississippi Gulf Coast.”
“Our airport and American Airlines’ new service will play a crucial role
in rebuilding South Mississippi’s economic base,” said Sen. Trent Lott (R-
“The Mississippi Gulf Coast is open for business,” said Ken Spirito,
Assistant Executive Director-Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport. “I cannot
think of a better way to show it than to have a new airline announce new