Category Archives: American Eagle

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.

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

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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:

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PSA Airlines announces two new crew bases at Philadelphia International Airport and Norfolk International Airport

PSA welcomes its 100th Bombardier CRJ jetliner for American

PSA Airlines has announced it plans to open two additional crew bases at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and Norfolk International Airport (ORF) in May 2018.

With the PHL and ORF additions, PSA will have seven crew bases, joining Dayton, Ohio; Cincinnati, Ohio; Knoxville, Tennessee, Washington, D.C. and Charlotte, North Carolina.

PSA currently operates 21 departures at PHL and that number will grow to 44 departures in May 2018. Adding a crew base where PSA has an overnight maintenance base in ORF, allows for streamlined operations and is a natural addition for crews to be based. The airline will offer seven daily departures from ORF in May 2018.

About PSA Airlines

PSA Airlines operates an all-jet fleet consisting of exclusively Bombardier regional jet aircraft. The company’s 3,500 employees operate more than 750 daily flights to more than 90 destinations. Headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, PSA also has flight crew bases located in Dayton, Cincinnati, Ohio, Knoxville, Tennessee, Washington, D.C., and Charlotte, North Carolina. PSA has maintenance facilities in Akron-Canton Airport (CAK), Charlotte-Douglas International Airport (CLT) Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), Greenville-Spartanburg (GSP). Norfolk International Airport (ORF) and Dayton International Airport (DAY). PSA operates 35 Bombardier CRJ200 aircraft, 36 Bombardier CRJ700 aircraft and 54 Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft. The airline expects to add additional aircraft bringing its fleet count to 150.

Copyright Photo: American Eagle (2nd)-PSA Airlines (2nd) Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) N577NN (msn 15380) CLT (Jay Selman). Image: 402838.

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Air Wisconsin to fly exclusively under the United Express livery by March 2018

American Eagle-Air Wisconsin Bombardier CRJ200 (CL-600-2B19) N444ZW (msn 7788) DCA (Jay Selman). Image: 403522.

Air Wisconsin Airlines (Appleton, WI) is phasing down its contract as an American Eagle operator.

Air Wisconsin Airlines, founded in 1965, operates nearly 350 departures per day system-wide to 26 states and 3 Canadian provinces with American Airlines and United Airlines, serving nearly 6 million passengers per year.

Air Wisconsin will be exclusively flying under the United Express livery by March of 2018.

The fleet is actively being repainted into United Express colors.

On March 1, 2017, Air Wisconsin announced a new agreement with United Airlines to once again operate under the United Express banner.

Air Wisconsin became an American Eagle operator when US Airways was merged into American. Air Wisconsin had previously been an US Airways Express operator. The American contract is due to expire in March 2018.

The remaining American Eagle routes radiate from the Philadelphia hub. They will all be gone by March 2018.

Meanwhile the expanding United Express routes radiate from the Washington (Dulles) and Chicago (O’Hare) UA Hubs.

Air Wisconsin is reestablishing a familiar route this summer. Starting this summer on June 8, 2018 Air Wisconsin will operate a nonstop flight from Appleton to Denver for United Airlines.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Air Wisconsin): American Eagle-Air Wisconsin Bombardier CRJ200 (CL-600-2B19) N444ZW (msn 7788) DCA (Jay Selman). Image: 403522.

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