American Eagle, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, will add nonstop service between LaGuardia International Airport (LGA) and Bishop International Airport in Flint, Mich. (FNT), beginning Nov. 4.
American Eagle will operate round-trip service between the two cities using 37-seat Embraer ERJ-135 jets.
"We are proud to be able to provide this new service to Flint," said American Eagle President and CEO Peter Bowler. "These flights are timed to better serve our business customers during the weekday. With service to Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth and New York, our customers will be able to connect to anywhere in the world that American Airlines flies."
"Our community has been knocking down doors asking for direct service to New York, and our partner, American Eagle, has delivered," said Jim Rice, Airport Director of Bishop International Airport. "We couldn't be happier. Successful air service development only happens when you have tremendous community support. With the strength of Southeastern Michigan behind us, this service to La Guardia will be just as successful as American Eagle's other services from Flint."
The schedule for the new route follows (all times local):
Flint to New York LaGuardia (FNT-LGA)
Flight Departs Arrives Days
4859* 6:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m. Daily; except Sunday
New York LaGuardia to Flint (LGA-FNT)
Flight Departs Arrives Days
4860 6:40 p.m. 8:45 p.m. Daily; except Saturday
American Eagle serves Flint with four daily nonstops to Chicago O'Hare International Airport and will begin nonstop service to Dallas/Fort Worth on Sept. 5, with two flights daily.
About American Eagle
American Eagle operates more than 1,800 daily flights to more than 160 cities throughout the United States, Canada, the Bahamas, Mexico and the Caribbean on behalf of American Airlines. American Airlines is the world's largest airline. American, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection® airlines serve 250 cities in over 40 countries with more than 4,000 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 1,000 aircraft. American's award-winning Web site, AA.com, 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, which brings together some of the best and biggest names in the airline business, enabling them to offer their customers more services and benefits than any airline can provide on its own. Together, its members serve nearly 700 destinations in over 140 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, AA.com and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. .
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