As part of the their restructuring, American announced that “a decision has been made to accelerate the return of the ATR-72 aircraft operated in Dallas/Fort Worth to the lessors, effective Jan. 31“
Those cities that were formerly served by the ATR-72s are now going to be served by regional jets. From the press release at AA.com:
American Eagle Airlines, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, is replacing all of its ATR turboprop aircraft operating from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Fourteen markets throughout Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas will have all-jet service beginning Jan. 31. The airline will operate the daily flights with a combination of 37-, 44- and 50-seat jets.
“We are pleased to once again provide jet service to all Eagle destinations from our hub in Dallas/Fort Worth,” said Gary Foss, Managing Director – Network Planning for American’s regional network. “We know our customers will enjoy the comfortable, quiet ride of these Embraer jets, enhancing their overall travel experience.
These cites can all look forward to an upgrade in service:
College Station, Texas
Fort Smith, Ark.
San Angelo, Texas
Wichita Falls, Texas
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