August 12, 2008

American Eagle to Launch Two Daily Flights From Springfield to Chicago

American Eagle Airlines, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, has announced that it will launch two daily round-trip flights from the Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport in Springfield, Illinois, to the Chicago O'Hare International Airport, beginning November 2, 2008.

The flights will be flown using 44-seat Embraer regional jets. The airline has also announced that the two daily round-trip flights operated by AmericanConnection carrier Trans States Airlines from Springfield to the Lambert St Louis International Airport will end, effective November 2, 2008.

Peter Bowler, president and CEO of American Eagle, said: "We look forward to serving the local Springfield market with flights to our hub at Chicago O'Hare. From O'Hare, Springfield passengers can easily connect to more than 430 daily flights that American Eagle and American Airlines will operate to dozens of domestic and international destinations in November."