Eagle Also to Reinstate Miami Service to Treasure Cay, Bahamas
FORT WORTH, Texas, June 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Eagle Airlines, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, today announced nonstop service between Miami International Airport (MIA) and Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV) in Gainesville, Fla., beginning Oct. 1. Eagle will operate the service with 64-seat Super ATR aircraft.
"We are excited to launch this service to Gainesville with its strong ties to South Florida, both in business and education," said Peter J. Dolara, American's Senior Vice President based in Miami. "Our passengers have been asking for this new service. Connecting these two communities is proof of our ongoing commitment to increase service from our Miami hub. It will also offer passengers from the Gainesville area the ability to connect to destinations throughout the U.S., the Caribbean, Latin America and Europe."
"It's a great pleasure to welcome American Eagle to Gainesville," said U.S. Representative Corrine Brown (D-Fla). "The market in this area is growing at a very fast pace, and the accessibility this new service will provide to the rest of the country, as well as to Latin America and the Caribbean, will undoubtedly serve as a vehicle of great progress and an economic boost for Alachua County."
Home to the University of Florida, one of the largest universities in the nation, Gainesville is also a thriving technology and medical center and routinely appears among the top-ranked cities in which to live and work.
The schedule for flights between Miami and Gainesville (all times local) is:
Miami to Gainesville (MIA-GNV)
Gainesville to Miami (GNV-MIA)
*Flight Begins October 2, 2010
American Eagle also announced the reinstatement of seasonal service four days a week from Miami to Treasure Cay Airport (TCB) on Grand Abaco Island in the Bahamas, starting Nov. 18. Eagle will also serve this island paradise with Super-ATR aircraft.
The schedule for flights between Miami and Treasure Cay (all times local) is:
Miami to Treasure Cay (MIA-TCB)
Mon.,Wed., Fri. & Sat.
Treasure Cay to Miami (TCB-MIA)
Mon.,Wed., Fri. & Sat.
About American Eagle
American Eagle operates over 1,500 daily flights to nearly 160 cities throughout the United States, Canada, the Bahamas, Mexico and the Caribbean on behalf of American Airlines. American, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection® airlines serve 250 cities in 40 countries with, on average, more than 3,400 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 900 aircraft. American's award-winning website, 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 We know why you fly and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. (NYSE: AMR).
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