Category Archives: American Eagle

American Airlines announces nonstop Philadelphia (PHL) to Melbourne (MLB) flights

American Eagle Airlines (2nd)-Republic Airlines (2nd) Embraer ERJ 170-200LR (ERJ 175) N437YX (msn 17000366) MIA (Bruce Drum). Image: 104821.

American Airlines has made this announcement:

American Airlines announced today that it will begin American Eagle nonstop flights to Melbourne, Florida (MLB) starting on February 16, 2019.

The flights will depart Saturdays from Philadelphia at 8:05 a.m., arriving in Melbourne, Florida at 10:48 a.m. with Embraer 175 aircraft.

The return flight to PHL departs at 11:24 a.m. and arrives in PHL at 1:55 p.m. The new service will be operated by Republic Airline.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Republic): American Eagle Airlines (2nd)-Republic Airlines (2nd) Embraer ERJ 170-200LR (ERJ 175) N437YX (msn 17000366) MIA (Bruce Drum). Image: 104821.

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American to expand domestic winter routes from Miami and Charlotte

American Eagle Airlines (2nd)-Republic Airlines (2nd) Embraer ERJ 170-200LR (ERJ 175) N442YX (msn 17000446) MIA (Jay Selman). Image: 403792.

American Airlines is again offering winter seasonal service from its Miami hub starting on December 19, 2018.

The carrier will operate daily seasonal service to Buffalo with Airbus A319s.

American will also offer twice-daily Miami – Fort Myers service with Embraer 175s operated by Republic Airlines.

Additionally Republic Airlines will also operate its Embraer 175s on a new nonstop daily flight to Grand Rapids according to Airline Route.

Republic will also operate a daily Miami – Houston with Embraer 175s.

From the Charlotte hub, Envoy Air will operate American Eagle service to Champaign, IL starting also on December 19, 2018.

Additionally Piedmont Airlines (2nd) will operate Embraer 145s on a Charlotte – Ithaca routing effective December 22, 2018.

Copyright Photo (all others by Republic): American Eagle Airlines (2nd)-Republic Airlines (2nd) Embraer ERJ 170-200LR (ERJ 175) N442YX (msn 17000446) MIA (Jay Selman). Image: 403792.

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American to add eight new domestic routes

American Airlines Airbus A319-115 WL N9021H (msn 6277) MIA (Jay Selman). Image: 403757.

American Airlines is adding eight new mainline and American Eagle routes from Dallas/Fort Worth, Miami and New York (LaGuardia):

According to Airline Route, the carrier will add from:

Dallas/Fort Worth to:

Buffalo (A319, daily effective December 19, 2018)

Del Rio (Envoy Air, daily effective November 4, 2018)

Sarasota/Bradenton (SkyWest, effective December 19, 2018)

Wilmington, NC (Mesa, daily effective December 19, 2018)

Miami to:

Greensboro (Envoy Air, daily effective November 4, 2018)

Knoxville (Envoy Air, effective December 19, 2018)

New York (LaGuardia) to:

Charleston, SC (Republic, twice-weekly effective November 4, 2018)

Savannah (Republic, twice-weekly effective November 4, 2018)

Copyright Photo: American Airlines Airbus A319-115 WL N9021H (msn 6277) MIA (Jay Selman). Image: 403757.

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American to start Miami – Greenville/Spartanburg service

American Eagle (2nd)-Envoy Embraer ERJ 145LR (EMB-145LR) N644AE (msn 145204) MIA (Bruce Drum). Image: 104675.

American Airlines will start American Eagle service connecting the Miami hub with Greenville/Spartanburg, SC. The route will commence on December 19, 2018 and will be by Envoy Air Embraer 145 regional jets according to Airline Route.

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American to end its relationship with ExpressJet and Trans States in 2019

American Eagle-Trans States Airlines Embraer ERJ 145LR (EMB-145LR) N618AE (msn 145097) JFK (Fred Freketic). Image: 930440.

American Airlines Group will not renew its American Eagle contracts with both ExpressJet Airlines and Trans States Airlines when they expire in 2019 according to a report by Bloomberg. This will drop the number of American Eagle carriers to seven.

Trans States Airlines, which also flies for United Airlines, has been moving closer to Frontier Airlines. On April 18, 2018 it made this announcement:

Trans States Airlines pilots now have a direct pathway to the Frontier Airlines flight deck.  An agreement inked by the two airlines guarantees participating Trans States pilots a First Officer position with the Denver-based Airbus operator after as little as two years of service with Trans States.

The agreement comes on the heels of a major order announcement by Frontier in November of 2017, in which it announced its intent to triple the airline’s fleet size over the next 10 years growing the airline’s order book to nearly 200 aircraft.

“Given Frontier’s considerable order book, imminent growth and financial stability, we believe that this new flow program will be immensely popular with our pilots,” remarked Trans States Chief Operating Officer, Fred Oxley.  “A guaranteed pathway that allows for quick progression to a major carrier of Frontier’s caliber will be a huge asset to Trans States’ pilot recruiting efforts.”

“Additionally, judging by the popularity of our growing Denver crew base with our crews, we expect Frontier’s significant presence in Denver to be very attractive to our pilot group,” added Lee Stelzner, Chief Pilot at Trans States.

“With forecasted retirements, it’s no secret that the demand for highly qualified pilots will grow over the next several years,” says Frontier Chief Operating Officer Jim Nides. “This new partnership helps address our future pilot staffing needs while providing pilots entering the workforce a certainty for their careers.”

Current Trans States pilots with the requisite time in service will be eligible to apply for this program immediately, while new Trans States pilots may apply as soon as they have completed training.

Copyright Photo: American Eagle-Trans States Airlines Embraer ERJ 145LR (EMB-145LR) N618AE (msn 145097) JFK (Fred Freketic). Image: 930440.

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Bombardier signs contract with American Airlines for 15 firm CRJ900 aircraft

American Eagle (2nd)-PSA Airlines (2nd) Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) N549NN (msn 15322) CLT (Jay Selman). Image: 403729.

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced on May 3, 2018 that it has signed a firm order for 15 new CRJ900 regional jets with American Airlines, Inc.

The purchase agreement also includes options on an additional 15 CRJ900 aircraft. Based on the list price of the CRJ900 aircraft, the firm order is valued at approximately US$ 719 million.

Upon delivery, American will be benefiting from the latest enhancement to the CRJ Series regional jets – the Atmosphère cabin, which offers an enhanced passenger experience and can accommodate the largest number of “oversized” roller bags of any aircraft in the same category.

American has selected PSA Airlines to operate the 15 CRJ900 in dual-class configuration with 76 seats, including 12 first class seats.

The airline intends to take delivery of their first aircraft with the new interior in the second quarter of 2019.

About the Atmosphère Cabin

The new Atmosphère cabin sets new standards of passenger experience in the regional jet market segment. Key features of the new interior are comprised of larger passenger living space, wheel-first roller bag capability, more spacious lavatory, increased cabin connectivity options, all integrated in a contemporary design and material choices. In fact, the Atmosphère cabin design allows each passenger to carry and store an “oversized” roller bag within the aircraft cabin bins which minimizes the need to check bags at the counter or the gate.

Copyright Photo: American Eagle (2nd)-PSA Airlines (2nd) Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) N549NN (msn 15322) CLT (Jay Selman). Image: 403729.

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Air Wisconsin operates its last flight as an American Eagle carrier

Air Wisconsin on February 14 operated its last flight for American Airlines as an American Eagle carrier.

The airline new exclusively operated for United Airlines and an United Express carrier.

The carrier announced the last flight American Eagle flight was flight ZW 4179 from Philadelphia to Norfolk with Bombardier CRJ200 N465AW on social media:

American Eagle – Air Wisconsin aircraft slide show: