FORT WORTH, Texas - American Eagle Airlines, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, announced today that it will increase its service out of Boston beginning July 2. All 10 daily round-trip flights between Boston and Bangor, Maine, and five daily round-trip flights between Boston and Portland, Maine, will be served by 37-seat Embraer ERJ-135 regional jets, replacing turboprop aircraft. With these changes, American Eagle will offer all-RJ service from Portland, Maine, to three airports—Chicago O`Hare, New York`s LaGuardia and Boston. American Eagle also will introduce RJs from Boston to New York’s Long Island/Islip airport, starting with two of its five roundtrips, beginning on July 2.
“Regional jets enable American Eagle to offer customers greater comfort and convenience, as well as a quieter trip,” said Tom Bacon, senior vice president - planning and marketing. “We are excited to increase our popular regional jet service out of the Boston area.”
In addition to the upgraded service to Bangor, Portland and Long Island/Islip New York, American Eagle offers regional jet service to 12 of 15 markets served out of Boston—Nashville, Tenn.; Baltimore; Columbus, Ohio; Washington’s Reagan Airport; Newark, N.J.; Norfolk, Va; Philadelphia; Raleigh/Durham, N.C.; Richmond, Va; and Toronto.
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 seat. 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.