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BREAKING TRAVEL 1pm 6-3-08 American Eagle Adding 12th Daily Flight at Shreveport Regional
Tuesday, Jun 03, 2008 11:18am

SHREVEPORT, LA  (By: Tom Pace, Executive Editor, Talk of the Town) BREAKING TRAVEL NEWS: 1pm  6-3-08  Effective September 3rd, 2008,  American Eagle is adding a 12th daily flight to Shreveport Regional Airport.  The new flight is aboard a 50-seat Embraer 145 Regional Jet. The addition will mean American Eagle will operate 10 daily jet flights and two Saab 340 turboprop flights.  

The flight will increase American’s daily presence at Shreveport to 11 daily flights between Shreveport and DFW International Airport and one daily flight between Shreveport and Chicago O’Hare International Airport.  

“I truly appreciate American Eagle expanding jet service in Shreveport, especially when the economic climate is extremely difficult for airlines,” said Shreveport Mayor Cedric B. Glover. “American has recognized that Shreveport has a diverse and growing economy that depends on good airline service. With support from our community and region, we can continue to build on the airline’s efforts.” 

In addition, American Eagle is adding Business ExtrAA triple bonus points for small- to medium-sized businesses in Shreveport which enroll in the airline’s Business ExtrAA program. The program is free and provides triple points for registered companies flying between Shreveport and Chicago.  

To register, go to
www.businessextraa.com and use the Promo/Referral Code: SHV2008. Registration and effective dates are May 6, 2008-December 31, 2008. 

“The Shreveport Airport Authority is thankful for American Eagle adding the 12th daily flight and continuing with its new daily Chicago non-stop jet service,” said Raymond Alley, Chairman of the Shreveport Airport Authority.

“American has remained committed to Shreveport during both good and bad economic times. It is critical that our community rally behind the airlines such as American which serve Shreveport at a time when the airline industry is reeling financially due to high oil prices,” said Alley. 

Mr. Alley also asks that travelers and businesses strongly consider using the new Chicago Regional Jet service. “American’s commitment to having Shreveport to Chicago jet service is a critical component to our airline service in this region,” said Mr. Alley. 

“To maintain and expand airline service here, we must also support this new route by flying on American through Chicago. Now is a great time to either visit Chicago or connect through Chicago to help this route remain viable for Shreveport,” he said.

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