American Airlines is
strengthening its schedule of domestic and international
flights from New York, with a nonstop service between LaGuardia Airport
and Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport starting this September.In addition, because of strong demand on flights between John F.
Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Chicago’s O’Hare International
Airport, American will increase the number of flights and the size of the
jets currently flown on that route beginning in September.
Between LaGuardia and Minneapolis/St. Paul, American will offer three
daily round-trip flights starting Sept. 5, conveniently timed for early
morning, midday and early evening departures. The airline will use Boeing
MD80 aircraft on the route configured with 16 First-Class seats and 120
seats in the Main Cabin.
“Many of our customers asked for convenient nonstop service between New
York and Minneapolis/St. Paul, so we are delighted to add it to our
schedule,” said Chuck Imhof, American’s Vice President of Passenger Sales
—Greater New York. “We are intent on giving New York area travelers—
and indeed customers everywhere—what they value. Business travelers in
particular will appreciate that they can fly to Minneapolis/St. Paul or New
York, put in a full day’s work, and still return home that evening.”
Between JFK and Chicago O’Hare, effective Sept. 5, American will begin
flying the route twice daily using 136-seat MD80 aircraft, while American
Eagle will reduce its JFK-Chicago O’Hare schedule to one daily flight. The
net effect will be one additional flight, for a total of three flights
daily—two operated with MD80s—and 222 additional seats, each way, in
the JFK-Chicago O’Hare market.