American Eagle Airlines is launching twice-daily nonstop service between Miami International Airport and Gainesville Regional Airport in Gainesville, Florida on October 1, using 64-seat...

American Eagle Airlines is launching twice-daily nonstop service between Miami International Airport (MIA) and Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV) in Gainesville, Florida on October 1, using 64-seat ATR 72 turboprops.

The carrier is also reinstating seasonal service on four days a week from Miami to Treasure Cay Airport (TCB) on Grand Abaco Island in the Bahamas, starting November 18. American Eagle, the regional-airline sibling of American Airlines, will also serve Treasure Cay with ATR 72s.


“We are excited to launch this service to Gainesville – with its strong ties to South Florida, both in business and education,” says Peter Dolara, American’s senior vice president based in Miami. “Our passengers have been asking for this new service. Connecting these two communities is proof of our ongoing commitment to increase service from our Miami hub. It will also offer passengers from the Gainesville area the ability to connect to destinations throughout the U.S., the Caribbean, Latin America and Europe.”

American Eagle operates 64-seat ATR 72-200 and ATR 72-500 turboprops through its Executive Airlines unit. The ATR 72-200s operate Florida and Caribbean routes from Miami and San Juan in Puerto Rico. The ATR 72-500s operate routes of under 500 miles from American Airlines' hub at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. This photograph shows an American Eagle ATR 72-212 landing at Princess Juliana International Airport, St. Maarten on a flight from San Juan

“It’s a great pleasure to welcome American Eagle to Gainesville,” says U.S. Representative Corrine Brown (Democrat-Florida). “The market in this area is growing at a very fast pace, and the accessibility this new service will provide to the rest of the country, as well as to Latin America and the Caribbean, will undoubtedly serve as a vehicle of great progress and an economic boost for Alachua County.”

Home to the University of Florida, one of the largest universities in the nation, Gainesville is also a thriving technology and medical center and routinely appears among the top-ranked U.S. cities in which to live and work.

American Eagle’s schedule for flights between Miami and Gainesville (all times local) calls for flight AA4992 to leave MIA at 11:15 a.m. and arrive at GNV at 12:50 p.m. Flight AA4995 is timed to depart MIA at 8:20 p.m. and to reach GNV at 9:55 p.m.

In the other direction, flight AA4991 (which will begin on October 2) is scheduled to leave GNV at 7:45 a.m. and to arrive at MIA at 9:20 a.m. Flight AA4996 (which will begin on October 1) is timed to depart GNV at 1:20 p.m., in order to make a 2:55 p.m. arrival at MIA.

The schedule for American Eagle’s flights between Miami and Treasure Cay (all times local) will see flight AA4993 leaving MIA on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 3:35 p.m. and reaching TCB at 4:39 p.m. The return flight, AA4994, is scheduled to leave TCB at 5:15 p.m. and to arrive at MIA at 6:30 p.m.