American Eagle Launches Nonstop Service From Dallas/Fort Worth and Los Angeles to Aspen/Snowmass, Colo.
FORT WORTH, Texas, Dec. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- American Eagle Airlines, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, today began nonstop seasonal service to Aspen/Pitkin County Airport in Aspen/Snowmass, Colo., Eagle will serve Aspen from both Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport. The airline will operate the daily trips with two-class CRJ-700 jet aircraft through April 8, 2012, and will then resume service June 14 through Aug. 20, 2012.
"We are pleased to introduce seasonal jet service to Aspen/Snowmass from two of our cornerstone hubs in Dallas/Fort Worth and Los Angeles," said Gary Foss, Managing Director – Network Planning for American's regional network. "Not only will it provide greater access to all the world-class ski resorts and recreation this beautiful and cosmopolitan area has to offer, but it will also provide Pitkin County residents with convenient connections to destinations throughout the American Airlines global network, as well as destinations served by our oneworld® partners, including Sydney, Melbourne and Tokyo."
"The entire business community of Aspen/Snowmass is very excited about our new relationship with American Airlines," said Bill Tomcich, President of central reservations agency Stay Aspen Snowmass. "Even before the first flight touched down at the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport, American has already proven to be an incredible community partner through their highly visible involvement with our local destination marketing organizations and even their support of local non-profits."
"It is clear that American Airlines genuinely cares about this community," said Chris Klug, Olympian snowboarder and organ transplant recipient, whose foundation is dedicated to promoting life-saving organ and tissue donations. "Their actions have already demonstrated they are the kind of airline many locals will be eager to support."
American and American Eagle were proud to sponsor the Sixth Annual Summit for Life on Dec. 9 and 10, benefitting the Chris Klug Foundation and their work to raise awareness of organ and tissue donation.
"The addition of American Airlines with its direct fights to Los Angeles and Dallas/Fort Worth is a tremendous boost to the travel options available for locals, part-time residents, and our visitors," said Airport Director Jim Elwood. "It gives us one stop access to and from our community to any place in the world."
"It's exciting to see the response we've had to our runway lengthening project, in terms of fostering healthy competition among carriers," said Pitkin County Chairwoman Rachel Richards. "We are delighted to welcome American Airlines to the community and to Pitkin County Airport."
The schedule for flights between Dallas/Fort Worth and Aspen/Snowmass is (all times local):
Dallas/Fort Worth to Aspen/Snowmass (DFW-ASE)
Aspen/Snowmass to Dallas/Fort Worth (ASE-DFW)
The schedule for flights between Los Angeles and Aspen/Snowmass is (all times local):
Los Angeles to Aspen/Snowmass (LAX-ASE)
Aspen/Snowmass to Los Angeles (ASE-LAX)
First Class Service on American Eagle
With the introduction of nine First Class seats on all of its CRJ-700 aircraft, Eagle now offers a premium product with the same level of outstanding service customers experience on American Airlines. Eagle's complimentary First Class dining service on longer flights includes a continental breakfast with cereal or hot oatmeal and yogurt, a lunch that includes a fresh salad or a sandwich and dessert and a dinner that includes a choice of two entrees and a plated desert. First Class customers receive warm, cleansing towels and mixed nuts prior to their meals, which are served on china. On flights of shorter duration, beverage service will be accompanied by a gourmet snack mix.
The new First Class seat includes four-way adjustable headrests, ergonomically-contoured back and seat cushions, together with a unique, articulated seat bottom, which allows customers to recline with less impact on the legroom of passengers seated behind them.
AAdvantage® Double Mile Offer
Customers can earn double miles for travel between Aspen and Dallas/Fort Worth or Los Angeles for travel between Dec. 15 and Mar. 15, 2012. To participate in this promotion, customers need to register prior to travel using promotion code ASE2X. 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 – named Best Regional Airline in North America by the 2011 World Airline Awards – 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® carrier serve 260 airports in 50 countries and territories with, on average, more than 3,300 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 and members-elect serve approximately 900 destinations with more than 10,000 daily flights to 149 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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