American Airlines' sister regional carrier American Eagle Airlines is starting nonstop weekend service between Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) and Pensacola Gulf Coast Regional...

American Airlines’ sister regional carrier American Eagle Airlines is starting nonstop weekend service between Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Pensacola Gulf Coast Regional Airport (PNS) on June 12.

Eagle will operate the service, which will operate on both Saturdays and Sundays, with 50-seat Embraer ERJ-145 jets.


American Eagle is pleased to reintroduce weekend service between Pensacola and our hub in Chicago,” says Gary Foss, vice president planning and marketing for the AA Regional Network. “Combined with our daily nonstop service from Dallas/Fort Worth and new service from Miami starting April 6, customers throughout the Pensacola Bay area will have even greater access to American’s global network.”

American Eagle, American Airlines' regional airline sister carrier, operates a large fleet of Embraer ERJ-145s and of the regional jet family's other, smaller members, the ERJ-135 and the ERJ-140

“American Eagle’s new service from Chicago is sweetened with summer hotel and condo specials on Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key and the added seat capacity to Chicago and the Midwest is a welcomed addition,” says Melinda Crawford, director of Pensacola Gulf Coast Regional Airport.

The schedule for flights between Chicago and Pensacola (all times local) calls for flight AA3855 to depart ORD at 11:00 a.m.  on both Saturdays and Sundays and arrive at PNS at 1:05 p.m. The return flight, AA3858, is timed to leave PSN at 1:30 p.m. and reach ORD at 3:55 p.m.

From April 6, American Eagle is also serving Pensacola with six daily flights from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and with two daily flights from Miami International Airport (MIA).

For information about hotel specials, see the Pensacola Visitor Bureau at www.visitpensacola.com.