American Eagle announced that as of January 31, 2012, it will be replacing all of its ATR-72 turboprops now operating from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport with regional jet equipment.
This move is part of parent AMR Corporation’s effort to cut costs and improve productivity while under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
The move will mean that 14 destinations in Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas will be receiving all-jet service. American Eagle plans to operate these services with a combination of 37-seat Embraer ERJ-135s, 44-seat ERJ-140s and 50-seat ERJ-145 regional jets.
American Eagle currently operates more than 1,500 daily flights to more than 170 cities throughout the United States, Canada, the Bahamas, Mexico and the Caribbean on behalf of American Airlines.