AMR to bring the American brand back to the Tri-Cities, TN

American Eagle Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) will begin nonstop jet service between Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Tri-Cities Regional Airport, TN (TRI) beginning July 2.  The Tri-Cities airport is centrally located between the cities of Bristol, Kingsport and Johnson City, Tenn., and serves the communities of Northeast Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, and Western North Carolina. Eagle will operate the service with 44-seat Embraer ERJ 140 jets.

American Airlines was the first carrier to operate at Tri-Cities Regional Airport, launching service on September 1, 1937.