American Eagle Airlines is launching nonstop service between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and Joplin Regional Airport (JLN) in Joplin, Missouri beginning February 10, 2011.
Eagle, the sister regional airline of American Airlines, will operate twice-daily round-trips on the route with 64-seat ATR 72-500 turboprops.
“These two daily flights will not only allow business travelers from Joplin to make an easy day trip to Dallas/Fort Worth, but will link Southwest Missouri with American’s largest hub and international gateway,” says Gary Foss, vice president of planning and marketing for American’s regional network.
“Our customer market survey this spring reflected an overwhelming response to provide service to DFW with American Airlines,” says Steve Stockam, Joplin Regional Airport’s manager. “This partnership with American delivers this request, and offers our customers access to one of the largest airlines with service to markets worldwide. This is a great beginning to what we believe will be the resurgence of our commercial airline service for the Joplin market area and the economy for Southwest Missouri.”
The schedule for American Eagle flights between Dallas/Fort Worth and Joplin (all times local) will see flight AA4741 departing DFW at 1:30 p.m. and arriving at JLN at 2:55 p.m. Flight AA4703 is timed to leave DFW at 7:25 p.m. and to reach JLN at 8:55 p.m.
In the other direction, flight AA4784 is scheduled to depart JLN at 7:00 a.m. to land at DFW at 8:45 a.m. Flight AA4750 is timed to leave JLN at 3:30 p.m. and to reach DFW at 5:15 p.m.