American Eagle, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, will add nonstop service between Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA) and Miami International Airport (MIA), beginning April 10.
American Eagle's service will be the first ever between the state of Arkansas and Miami. The airline will operate round-trip service between the two cities using a 44-seat Embraer ERJ-140 jet.
"American and American Eagle have been proud to give travelers from Northwest Arkansas their first nonstop access to New York and Los Angeles, and this new route will allow them to access the premier Latin American gateway at our Miami hub," said American Eagle President Peter Bowler.
"As the sixth-fastest growing region in the country, this is great news for the people of Northwest Arkansas," said Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.). "I know that American Eagle, with this new route, will continue to provide the same high quality of service that we have grown to appreciate."
"American was the first airline to commit to XNA, and the airline has led the way in expanding its service to new destinations," said Stan Green, chairman of the Board of Directors of the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport Authority. "The Miami service will be an excellent addition for American, providing yet another option for international travel to and from Northwest Arkansas."
"We are very pleased with the travel opportunities that the new American Eagle nonstop flight from XNA to Miami will bring to the residents of Northwest Arkansas," said Duane Futch, Director of Global Travel Services, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. "The new flight will add yet another time efficiency for business and pleasure travelers who have a requirement to travel to South Florida, the Caribbean, and Latin America."
The schedule for the new route is as follows (all times local):
Miami to Northwest Arkansas (MIA-XNA)
Flight Departs Arrives Days
4515 8:45 p.m. 10:45 p.m. Daily
Northwest Arkansas to Miami (XNA-MIA)
Flight Departs Arrives Days
4514* 6:30 a.m. 10:20 a.m. Daily
*Effective April 11, 2007
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American Eagle is the largest U.S. regional airline, operating over 1,800 daily flights to more than 140 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 more than 600 destinations in over 135 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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