Go Nonstop to 6 More Cities on Eagle

As American Eagle launches new DFW service, an Iowa city fears cuts

By Scott Friedman
|  Monday, Mar 23, 2009  |  Updated 9:38 PM CDT
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Go Nonstop to 6 More Cities on Eagle

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American Eagle will begin nonstop service from DFW Airport to six cities this summer. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

American Eagle said Monday it will start nonstop jet service from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport to six cities later this year.

The sister carrier of American Airlines said it would launch service June 11 to Brownsville; Santa Fe, N.M.; Tallahassee, Fla.; Montgomery, Ala.; and Lake Charles, La. Service to Manhattan, Kan., will begin August 25.

"Connecting Dallas/Fort Worth to small and medium-sized cities is one of Eagle's key missions, and these new flights are sure to benefit these cities, DFW and the entire AA network," American Eagle CEO Peter Bowler said in a news release.

Eagle said the flights would mark Santa Fe's first commercial jet service in decades. The Fort Worth-based carrier currently flies to Tallahassee from Miami.

But while some cities gain service, another one fears losing its connection to American's route system.

According to a recent television report in Dubuque, Iowa,

Airport officials in Dubuque, Iowa, have issued a plea to American Airlines asking the company to continue serving that city, according to KCRG-TV.

American Eagle recently ended service to Albany, N.Y.; Providence, R.I.; Harrisburg, Pa.; and San Luis Obispo, Calif., as the airline restructured its schedule to deal with a nationwide drop in travel demand.

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