American Eagle Airlines launches service to Charleston

Charleston Regional Business Journal
November 20, 2009

American Eagle Airlines, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, today began nonstop jet service from Miami International Airport to Charleston International Airport.

The airline also extended its reach to Knoxville, Tenn., as well as to Eleuthera and Treasure Cay in the Bahamas. New service to Governor’s Harbour, Bahamas, begins Friday.

American Eagle announced it was coming to Charleston in July and in October discount airline AirTran announced that it was leaving Charleston in early December.

“As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of our Miami hub, we are delighted to launch service to these cities,” said Peter Dolara, American’s senior vice president based in Miami. “With these additions, American and American Eagle will operate 276 daily flights from our Miami hub, the most flights ever from Miami. Connecting small and medium-sized cities to American’s global network is one of Eagle’s key missions, and these new flights are sure to benefit customers in South Florida and throughout American’s network.”

American Airlines, American Eagle and the AmericanConnectionR airlines serve 250 cities in 40 countries with, on average, more than 3,400 daily flights, the company said. The combined network fleet numbers more than 900 aircraft.

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