American Eagle Now Offers Regional Jet Service to Midland/Odessa

3rd May 2002

FORT WORTH, Texas - American Eagle Airlines, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, now offers regional jet service between Dallas/Fort Worth and Midland/Odessa. Three of the seven daily round-trip flights between the two cities will be served by 44-seat Embraer ERJ-140 and 50-seat ERJ-145 regional jets. The remaining flights will be operated with Saab turboprop aircraft.

The regional jets feature luxurious navy blue leather seats in a comfortable “one-by-two” seating arrangement that provides each passenger an aisle or window seating or both. The jets also have a closet for hanging bags, large overhead bins and a spacious lavatory. Powered by two Rolls-Royce engines, the jets are among the quietest airplanes in the world and can cruise up to 519 miles per hour at 37,000 feet.

With a 268-aircraft fleet that includes more than 120 regional jets, American Eagle offers more than 1,400 daily flights to more than 130 cities throughout the United States, Canada, the Bahamas, Mexico and the Caribbean. All of Eagle’s aircraft have reinforced cockpit doors for security and automatic external defibrillators to aid in in-flight medical emergencies. Members of American’s AAdvantage® frequent traveler program earn a minimum of 500 miles for every American Eagle flight.



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