AMARILLO -- The City of Amarillo and the Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport announced that American Eagle will upgrade two of its eight daily flights to its hub in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX (DFW) to a 67-seat CRJ-700 aircraft starting June 9. The planes will include 9 seats in First Class and 58 seats in the main cabin.
“American Airlines continues to be a good partner,” says Mayor Paul Harpole. “Adding these regional jets will offer greater speed, range and customer comfort – and that’s always welcome news.”
Jim Mitchell, chairman of the Airport Advisory Committee, agrees.
“The Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport is an important component of the economic development of Amarillo and the Panhandle region,” he says. “The decision of American Airlines to offer larger aircraft, which includes First Class seating, is important to business travelers and frequent flyers traveling to and from Amarillo. I am excited by the new service and appreciate American Airlines for recognizing the importance of our market.”
This marks the first time since 2009 that American Eagle has offered business class seats in the Amarillo market. It has eight daily departures to its hub in Dallas-Fort Worth. These daily departures connect passengers to more than 145 domestic destinations and 192 total destinations worldwide.