American Eagle, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, will add two daily nonstop flights between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT) beginning April 7, 2008.
American Eagle will operate the service with 50-seat Embraer ERJ-140 jets.
"We are pleased to provide direct access to Grand Junction from our Dallas/Fort Worth hub," said Peter Bowler, President and CEO of American Eagle Airlines. "This will allow those from Grand Junction the opportunity to connect to anywhere in the world American Airlines, American Eagle and its oneworld® partners fly."
"Access to direct service between Dallas and Grand Junction will be a great boom to the Western Slope," said Senator Wayne Allard (R-Colo.). "The potential job creation at the Grand Junction Regional Airport and greater access for citizens to destinations around the world will be a great benefit. I applaud American Eagle Airlines for extending this service and I'm confident that the demand for service will soon justify this decision."
"I applaud American Eagle for making the decision to add daily service from Grand Junction to Dallas. This is a win-win situation for everyone involved," said Congressman John T. Salazar (D-Colo.). "Not only is it a wise business choice for American Eagle but it has the potential to stimulate economic growth across the Western Slope. More important is the increased access for passengers living in the surrounding rural communities."
"It is great news for the Western Slope of Colorado that American Eagle will begin air service between Grand Junction and Dallas," said Grand Junction Regional Airport Board Chairman Tom LaCroix. "Not only does this expanding air service by American Eagle create jobs and encourage economic growth, it also gives travelers more options while drawing business and investment to the area."
The schedule for the flights between Dallas Fort Worth and Grand Junction, Colo. (all times local):
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to Grand Junction, Colo. (DFW-GJT)
Flight Departs Arrives Days
3561 11:10 a.m. 12:45 p.m. Daily
3545 5:45 p.m. 7:20 p.m. Daily
Grand Junction, Colo. To Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (GJT-DFW)
Flight Departs Arrives Days
3546 6:55 a.m. 10:00 a.m. Daily
3560 1:20 p.m. 4:25 p.m. Daily About American Eagle
American Eagle operates more than 1,700 daily flights to more than 150 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 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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