FORT WORTH, Texas - American Eagle Airlines is bringing the comfort, convenience and quiet ride of regional jets to all markets it serves from Boston. Beginning Aug. 1, all remaining turboprop routes will be upgraded to regional jets, including six daily round-trip flights between Boston Logan International Airport and White Plains, N.Y., three daily round-trip flights between Boston and Quebec City, Canada, and four daily round-trip flights between Boston and New York’s Islip Airport. These new markets will be served by Embraer’s 37-seat ERJ-135 to go along with the 44-seat ERJ-140 regional jets that already serve some existing Boston destinations.
“Our customers love the ease and comfort of regional jets, and we’re very pleased to upgrade to regional jets for all markets served out of the Boston area,” said Jim Carter, regional sales director - New England, American Airlines. “The all-RJ operation for Eagle really is an upgrade to the service offered by both American Airlines and Eagle. Customers will be able to ride a regional jet to the Boston hub where American serves 17 destinations with 57 weekday round trips in addition to Eagle’s 16 destinations and 83 weekday round trip flights.”
In addition to the upgraded service, American Eagle offers regional jet service out of Boston to Bangor, Maine; Nashville, Tenn.; Baltimore; Columbus, Ohio; Washington’s Reagan National Airport; Newark, N.J.; Norfolk, Va.; Portland, Maine; Philadelphia; Raleigh/Durham, N.C.; Richmond, Va.; and Toronto. Eagle’s regional jet operations have grown to 75 percent of its total operation, with all-jet service at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, New York’s LaGuardia, Raleigh/Durham, and now Boston.
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 264-aircraft fleet that includes more than 130 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.