American Eagle to begin phasing out the ATR 72s from Miami starting in May

American Eagle Airlines (2nd) (Dallas/Fort Worth) will begin phasing out its nine ATR 72s from the Miami hub starting in May according to this report by Sky Talk citing a letter to the employees. The type should be retired from the MIA hub by November 2012. The ATR 72s, operated for American Eagle by Executive Airlines (2nd) (San Juan), will continue to operate from the San Juan hub. Some of the MIA ATR routes will be replaced with ERJ regional jets but some may be unsuitable for this type.

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