For Immediate Release
September 17, 2009
Barry J. Centini, (570) 602-2000
Avoca, PA -
AMR Corporation, the parent company of American Airlines and American Eagle,
earlier today announced a series of actions that will better position it to meet
the industry's near-term economic challenges while continuing to build on its
foundation and strategy for long-term success.
American Airlines and American Eagle network restructuring primarily aims to
eliminate unprofitable flying and to reallocate resources to hubs in Dallas/Fort
Worth, Chicago, Miami and New York.
American's actions were greeted with
support from numerous key officials who rely on American for their travel needs.
Included in the restructuring is the addition of two daily flights from the
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport to Chicago O’Hare International
Paul E. Kanjorski (D-PA) stated, "American Airlines decision to run flights
between the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport and Chicago shows that
our airport is not only beneficial to Northeastern Pennsylvania's residents and
businesses, but it will also help connect Midwesterners to the Northeastern
United States through our community. The reason I have always supported federal
funding to improve the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport is because it
is such a vital part of economic development in Northeastern Pennsylvania as
demonstrated by American Airline's decision to utilize it. I wish American
Airlines continued success as it develops this new route and others throughout
For more information, contact
American Airlines online at www.aa.com.
About Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport:
The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport (AVP) is your gateway to Northeastern Pennsylvania, offering area travelers approximately
32 daily arrivals and departures to five major hubs, with one-stop service to over 450 destinations worldwide.
Air service is provided by the following airlines: American Eagle
(Chicago-O'Hare); Continental Connection (Newark); Delta Connection/Northwest Airlink (Detroit); United Express (Chicago-O'Hare); and US Airways Express (Charlotte and Philadelphia).
For more information, call 1-877-2FLYAVP (235-9287) or visit our web site at www.flyavp.com.