American Eagle switches to all-jet service from DFW

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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.
Joplin, Mo.
Killeen, Texas
Lawton, Okla.
Longview, Texas
Lubbock, Texas
Monroe, La.
Shreveport, La.
San Angelo, Texas
Waco, Texas
Wichita Falls, Texas
Texarkana, Texas
Tyler, Texas

Go here to read more.

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Comments

    • @ Jason – I’ve always figured that Wichita Falls, Lawton, and Killeen were dependent upon military passengers connecting through DFW. It takes less time to drive to Wichita Falls than it does to drive to DFW, park, check in, clear security, and get to the gate. Without military personel traveling on these routes, I can’t imagine that they’d be profitable.

      Thanks for reading!

  1. With fewer aircraft available, I’m wondering where these ERJ’s are coming from and what other routes will possibly suffer with less frequency due to fewer ERJ aircraft being available
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    • @ Max M – According to an article in the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram

      American Eagle, which signaled the cuts Dec. 15, plans to reduce frequency “in a few select markets” and discontinue seasonal service from DFW to Augusta, Ga., American Eagle CEO Dan Garton told employees in a letter.

      American Eagle also plans to cut service between Chicago and Tri-Cities Regional Airport in Tennessee; between Miami and Savannah, Ga.; and between Miami and Fort Myers, Fla., Garton said. American Eagle will also accelerate from Feb. 9 to Jan. 31 its previously announced cancellations of Los Angeles-Boise, Idaho, Chicago-Calgary, Alberta, and DFW-Fayetteville, N.C., Garton said.

      I know that some of the routes, like LAX-Boise, were launched within the last couple of months.

      On a related topic, the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram’s Sky Talk blog has had excellent coverage or AMR’s bankruptcy, and the posted this piece about American’s plans to eliminate some of their oldest planes which have been parked out in the desert near Roswell, NM.

      Thanks for commenting!

  2. With fewer aircraft available, I’m wondering where these ERJ’s are coming from and what other routes will possibly suffer with less frequency due to fewer ERJ aircraft being available

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