August 2, 2008

American Eagle to Cut 1 Local Flight

American Airlines is embarking on some cost-cutting measures and its American Eagle affiliate at the Dubuque Regional Airport is getting clipped.

American Eagle is reducing one flight between Dubuque and Chicago's O'Hare Airport beginning Nov. 4. There will still be three flights daily between the two airports.

"We are making these reductions to help reduce costs and better balance supply and demand in today's high fuel-cost environment," American Eagle spokeswoman Andrea Huguely said.

American Eagle has announced that it will

reduce its capacity by 11 to 12 percent by the fourth quarter and that its regional partners, including American Eagle, will reduce their capacities by 10 to 11 percent by the fourth quarter.

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