American Eagle Announces New Service

FORT WORTH, Texas - Beginning Tuesday, Aug. 5, American Eagle will begin nonstop service between Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport and Los Angeles International Airport. The carrier will begin the service with one round trip per day, conveniently timed for the business traveler. The flight will be operated with the newest aircraft in Eagle’s fleet, the popular 70-seat CRJ-700 regional jet. In addition, American Eagle will provide light meal service on the flight, along with its regular beverage service.

American Eagle was the first airline to serve Northwest Arkansas when the airport opened in November 1998, beginning regional jet service that very same month. In addition, the carrier began service from the area to New York LaGuardia in December 2000.

“American Eagle has enjoyed tremendous support from Northwest Arkansas travelers, particularly from our friends at Wal-Mart. They’ve long asked us to consider adding service to Los Angeles,” said Tom Bacon, senior vice president - Marketing and Planning for American Eagle. “Despite the difficult environment in which most airlines are operating, I’m pleased that continuing to take delivery of new regional jets has allowed us to make this new service a reality. We look forward to a long and healthy relationship with northwest Arkansas travelers.”

American Airlines and its regional affiliates, American Eagle and AmericanConnection, offer northwest Arkansas passengers the most extensive network of nonstop flights and connections. The carriers provide convenient connections via nonstop service to hubs at Chicago O’Hare, St. Louis and Dallas/Fort Worth. In addition, American Eagle operates nonstop service from Northwest Arkansas to New York LaGuardia and now, Los Angeles. Altogether, American carriers operate 25 daily flights to five cities from Northwest Arkansas.

American Eagle offers over 1,400 daily flights to more than 130 cities throughout the United States, Canada, the Bahamas, Mexico and the Caribbean. American Airlines is the world`s largest carrier. American, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection regional carriers serve nearly 275 cities in 50 countries and territories with approximately 4,300 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 1,100 aircraft. American’s award-winning Web site,, provides users with easy access to check and book fares, plus personalized news, information and travel offers. American Airlines is a founding member of the oneworld Alliance.