American Eagle will operate 12 round-trip flights per week on the route and its service is scheduled to begin on November 17. Eagle...

American Eagle is planning to launch daily round-trip flights between Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Watertown International Airport (ART) in Watertown County, New York in November.

Eagle, which is the regional affiliate of American Airlines, will operate the new service with 44-seat Embraer ERJ-140 regional jets.


American Eagle will  operate 12 round-trip flights per week on the route and its service is scheduled to begin on November 17, pending government approval.

“We’re pleased to introduce the first scheduled jet service to Watertown from our cornerstone hub in Chicago,” says Gary Foss, vice president – planning and marketing for American’s regional network. “This schedule will allow customers from Jefferson County to make a day trip to Chicago for business or connect through this key international gateway to destinations throughout the American Airlines and oneworld global network. We are especially eager to provide convenient air service for military personnel and other visitors traveling to and from the U.S. Army base at nearby Fort Drum.”

American Eagle operates a large fleet of Embraer ERJ-135s, ERJ-140s (one is seen in this photograph) and ERJ-145s, as well as a fleet of two-class, 64-seat Bombardier CRJ700s

“We are very pleased, having received final confirmation from American Eagle for a mid-November start date,” says Barry Ormbsy, chairman of the Airport Committee – Jefferson County Board of Legislators. “Our ability to offer affordable nonstop jet service to Chicago O’Hare will greatly enhance our air traffic volume here in Watertown. With the commencement of this important commercial service, Jefferson County has now met yet another of its many ambitious airport development goals and, in so doing, further enhanced economic development opportunities for our region.”

American Eagle’s schedule between Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Watertown International Airport (ART) calls for flight AA432 to depart ORD at 1:30 p.m. every day except Sundays and arrive at ART at 4:25 p.m. local time. Flight AA4379 is timed to leave ORD at 6:30 p.m. every day except Saturdays and land at ART at 9:30 p.m. local time.

In the other direction, flight AA4392 (which will first operate on November 18) is scheduled to leave ART at 7:10 a.m. every day except Sundays and to touch down at ORD at 8:55 a.m. local time. Flight AA4320 will depart ART at 5:05 p.m. every day except Saturdays and reach ORD at 6:45 p.m. local time.