New Nonstop Service to Aspen

This just in from our friends at American Eagle. Start packing!

AMERICAN EAGLE ANNOUNCES NONSTOP SERVICE FROM DALLAS/FORT WORTH AND LOS ANGELES TO ASPEN/SNOWMASS, COLO.

Daily Nonstops Link Colorado to Two Key International Gateways

FORT WORTH, Texas — American Eagle Airlines, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, today announced it will begin nonstop seasonal service between Aspen/Pitkin County Airport in Aspen/Snowmass, Colo., and both Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport, beginning Dec. 15.

Eagle will operate the daily trips with two-class CRJ-700 jet aircraft.  The service will run from Dec. 15 through April 2, 2012; then resume June 14 through Aug. 20, 2012.  Customers may begin booking the new service beginning Monday, Aug.1

“We are pleased to introduce seasonal jet service to Aspen/Snowmass from two of our cornerstone hubs in Dallas/Fort Worth and Los Angeles,” said Gary Foss, Vice President of Marketing and Planning for American’s regional network.  “Not only will it provide greater access to all the world-class ski resorts and recreation this beautiful and cosmopolitan area has to offer, but will provide Pitkin County residents with convenient connections to destinations throughout the American Airlines global network, as well as destinations served by our oneworld partners, including Sydney, Melbourne and Tokyo.”

“This exciting announcement is the result of years of pursuit that wouldn’t be possible without the foresight and collaboration of many community partners,” said Bill Tomcich, President of central reservations agency Stay Aspen Snowmass.  “AA’s new service into Aspen/Snowmass fills a long-standing void and will make it easier than ever to travel from Texas, South Florida, and Australia – along with dozens of other markets.”

The schedule for flights between Dallas/Fort Worth and Aspen/Snowmass is (all times local):
Dallas/Fort Worth to Aspen/Snowmass (DFW-ASE)
FLIGHT DEPARTS ARRIVES DAYS
3887   4:20 p.m. 5:30 p.m. Daily

Aspen/Snowmass to Dallas/Fort Worth (ASE-DFW)
FLIGHT DEPARTS ARRIVES DAYS
3885 12:40 p.m. 3:40 p.m. Daily

The schedule for flights between Los Angeles and Aspen/Snowmass is (all times local):
Los Angeles to Aspen/Snowmass (LAX-ASE)
FLIGHT DEPARTS ARRIVES DAYS
3889   9:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. Daily

Aspen/Snowmass to Los Angeles (ASE-LAX)
FLIGHT DEPARTS ARRIVES DAYS
3888 6:10 p.m. 7:35 p.m. Daily

First Class Service on American Eagle
With the introduction of nine First Class seats on all of its CRJ-700 aircraft, Eagle now offers a premium product with the same level of outstanding service customers experience on American Airlines. Eagle’s complimentary First Class dining service on longer flights includes a continental breakfast with cereal or hot oatmeal and yogurt and a lunch or dinner that includes a fresh salad or a sandwich and dessert. First Class customers receive warm, cleansing towels and mixed nuts prior to their meals, which are served on china. On flights of shorter duration, beverage service will be accompanied by a gourmet snack mix.

The new First Class seat includes four-way adjustable headrests, ergonomically-contoured back and seat cushions, together with a unique, articulated seat bottom, which allows customers to recline with less impact on the legroom of passengers seated behind them.

About American Eagle
American Eagle – named Best Regional Airline in North America by the 2011 World Airline Awards – operates more than 1,500 daily flights to over 170 cities throughout the United States, Canada, the Bahamas, Mexico and the Caribbean on behalf of American Airlines. American, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection® airlines serve 250 cities in 50 countries with, on average, more than 3,600 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 900 aircraft. American’s award-winning website, AA.com®, provides users with easy access to check and book fares, plus personalized news, information and travel offers. American Airlines fares are also available through Kayak.com and Priceline.com, as well as thousands of travel agencies worldwide. American Airlines is a founding member of the oneworld® Alliance, which brings together some of the best and biggest names in the airline business, enabling them to offer their customers more services and benefits than any airline can provide on its own. Together, its members serve approximately 900 destinations with more than 9,000 daily flights to 145 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, AA.com and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. (NYSE: AMR).

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