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American Eagle Adds Two New Markets From Raleigh

American Eagle announced today that the carrier will expand regional jet
flying out of Raleigh/Durham International Airport with new service to
Providence, R.I., and Austin, Texas, and will increase flights in other
Beginning July 1, American Eagle will operate three round-trip flights a
day between Raleigh/Durham and Providence with the 37-seat Embraer ERJ-135
regional jet.

Service to Austin will begin Oct. 1 with two round-trip flights daily,
operated with the 44-seat ERJ-140 regional jets. In addition, existing
flights from Washington National to Raleigh/Durham have been re-timed to
coincide with the Austin flights, and to provide one-stop, single aircraft
service between Washington, D.C., and Austin.

On April 4, American Eagle will increase service to Columbus, Hartford,
Boston and New York Kennedy by one round trip in each city. On May 15, the
carrier will add one more roundtrip from Raleigh/Durham to Boston and two
more round trips to New York Kennedy.

“American Eagle has enjoyed tremendous support from Raleigh-Durham
travelers, particularly from local companies,” said American Eagle
President Peter Bowler. “We’re very thankful for that support and pleased
to add new cities and more flights to provide area travelers with more
flexibility and choice in selecting American for their travel needs.”

American Eagle is the largest carrier at Raleigh/Durham International
Airport. The carrier has provided service to area travelers since 1987 and
currently provides 46 daily departures to eight cities—Boston,
Columbus, Hartford, Newark, New York Kennedy, New York La Guardia,
Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. American Eagle recently added two
flights each on Saturday and Sunday to Orlando, Fort Lauderdale and
Nassau, the Bahamas, three popular leisure destinations for Raleigh-Durham


With the addition of new service, American Eagle will operate 58 daily
departures to 10 nonstop destinations. In addition, American Airlines
operates 17 daily departures to four cities, including international
flights to London/Gatwick. AmericanConnection also has five daily
departures to St. Louis. Together, the carriers will operate 80 departures
a day to 15 cities.