Two Daily Nonstops Link Central Illinois with American's Largest Hub
FORT WORTH, Texas, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- American Eagle Airlines, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, today began nonstop service between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport (SPI) in Springfield, Ill. American Eagle will operate the flights with 50-seat Embraer ERJ-145 jets.
"We're delighted to introduce this new service to the Illinois state capital," said Gary Foss, Vice President Planning and Marketing for American's regional network. "These two daily flights will not only allow business travelers from Springfield to make an easy day trip to Dallas/Fort Worth, but will link Central Illinois with American's largest hub, offering convenient connections throughout the oneworld® global network."
"Air travelers in Central Illinois now have new options that will allow them to more easily connect to an extensive network of flights around the country," said U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL). "Starting direct flights to Dallas/Fort Worth is good news for air travelers, tourists, and local businesses. I'm grateful for American's continued commitment to Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport in my hometown of Springfield."
"I'm excited that American Airlines has chosen to enhance its service to Springfield," said Congressman Aaron Schock (R-IL). "I am always encouraged when there are new opportunities for people to visit Central Illinois. Springfield is not only our state capital, it's a historical hub for our country."
Here is the schedule for flights between Dallas/Fort Worth and Springfield (all times local) is:
Dallas/Fort Worth to Springfield
Springfield to Dallas/Fort Worth
*Flight begins April 6, 2011
AAdvantage® Double Mile Offer
Customers can earn double miles for travel between Dallas/Fort Worth and Springfield beginning today through June 30, 2011. To participate in this promotion, customers need to register prior to travel using promotion code SPI2X. Customers can register and obtain complete offer terms and conditions at www.aa.com/offers. If you are not yet an AAdvantage member, it's easy and free to enroll just visit www.aa.com/enroll.
About American Eagle
American Eagle operates more than 1,500 daily flights to over 170 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 50 countries with, on average, more than 3,600 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 approximately 900 destinations with more than 9,000 daily flights to 145 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. (NYSE: AMR).
About the AAdvantage® Program
The AAdvantage program was the first frequent flyer program. Established in 1981, the program now has more than 62 million members. Members can earn miles at more than 1,000 participating companies, which include more than 30 hotel chains representing more than 60 brands, more than 20 airlines, eight car-rental companies, 10 financial companies, and over 350 brand name retailers. In addition, members can earn miles when making purchases with one of more than 100 affinity card products in over 40 countries. In 2009, AAdvantage members redeemed more than 150 billion miles to claim more than 6.9 million awards for flights, upgrades and car rentals. For more information and a listing of AAdvantage program participating companies, visit www.aa.com/aadvantage.
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SOURCE American Eagle Airlines