American Eagle Airlines is introducing twice-daily nonstop service between Miami International Airport (MIA) and Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) with 50-seat Embraer ERJ-145 regional jets on November 18.
On the same day, American Eagle – which is due to move soon to Miami International Airport’s new North Terminal – is increasing its nonstop service between Miami International Airport (MIA) and 10 other cities throughout the American Airlines network.
The new services are in addition to American Eagle’s previously announced new service between Miami and Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV) in Gainesville, Florida, which begins on October 1.
“As American and our regional partner American Eagle continue to expand service to more than 300 daily departures from Miami, we are solidifying the hub as the premier gateway to the Americas,” says Peter Dolara, American’s senior vice president based in Miami. “These flights not only offer more options for the traveling public, but will help boost Greater Miami’s economy, including tourism and business development.”
“As we prepare for the opening of the new home for American Eagle in Miami, these additional flights confirm the importance of our new facility to the continued growth of American Eagle and Miami International Airport,” notes Jose Abreu, Miami-Dade aviation director.
The schedule for American Eagle’s new flights between Miami and Cleveland (all times local) calls for flight AA3615 to depart MIA at 8:40 a.m. and to arrive at CLE at 11:30 a.m. Flight AA3690 is timed to leave MIA at 8:00 p.m. and to reach CLE at 10:55 p.m.
In the other direction, flight AA3614 (which begins on November 19) will depart CLE at 6:30 a..m. and arrive at MIA at 9:35 a.m. local time. Flight AA3691 is timed to leave CLE at 5:20 p.m. and to land at MIA at 8:20 p.m.
This winter, American Eagle will increase its Miami-Cincinnati and Miami-Columbus, Ohio services from one daily flight to three daily flights, all with ERJ-145s; on each of the two routes, one of the two additional flights is seasonal and will end on April 4, 2011.
American Eagle is also going to twice-daily service with ERJ-145s on its Miami-Indianapolis route; to five-times daily on Miami-Jacksonville, Florida, with ERJ-145s and ATR 72s; and to twice-daily between Miami and Pittsburgh, again with ERJ-145s.
In seasonal-service adjustments, American Eagle is also increasing its Miami service to Greensboro, North Carolina to twice daily, with ERJ-145s; to Knoxville, Tennessee to twice a day, with ERJ-145s; to Louisville, Kentucky, to twice daily with ERJ-145s; to Memphis, Tennessee, to twice a day with ERJ-145s; and to Richmond, Virginia to twice daily, also with ERJ-145s. All of the additional flights are due to end on April 4, 2011.
In time for the winter travel season, American Eagle will soon complete construction and move into its new location in the North Terminal of Miami International Airport.
Housing both American and American Eagle, the new terminal already offers customers improved check-in and domestic baggage claim, according to American Eagle. Later this month, American Eagle will complete the transition from its current departure lounge located at MIA’s gate D35 to its new departure areas at gates D53, D55 and D60.
“We are excited to be moving into this beautiful new facility in the coming weeks,” says Pedro Fabregas, president of American Eagle’s operations in Miami and the Caribbean. “The new terminal will not only offer our customers a much more comfortable and enjoyable travel experience, but will provide convenient connections to cities throughout the American Airlines global network.”