The services will run from December 15 through April 2, 2012. They will then resume on June 14, 2012 and run through August 20,...

American Eagle is launching nonstop seasonal service on December 15 between Aspen-Pitkin County Airport in Aspen/Snowmass, Colorado and both Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport.

Eagle, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, will operate the daily trips with two-class Bombardier CRJ700 regional jets seating 64 passengers, including nine in First Class.

The services will run from December 15 through April 2, 2012. They will then resume on June 14, 2012 and run through August 20, 2012. Customers may begin booking seats on the new services on Monday, August 1.

American Eagle has long operated a fleet of 25 Bombardier CRJ700 regional jets and in December 2009 ordered 22 more. The carrier is outfitting all 47 in two-class configurations that feature First Class seating as well as new economy-class seats. Every seat on each aircraft is being upholstered in leather

“This exciting announcement is the result of years of pursuit that wouldn’t be possible without the foresight and collaboration of many community partners,” says Bill Tomcich, president of Stay Aspen Snowmass, the area’s central reservations agency. “AA’s new service into Aspen/Snowmass fills a long-standing void and will make it easier than ever to travel from Texas, South Florida, and Australia – along with dozens of other markets.”

American Eagle’s schedule for flights between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and Aspen-Pitkin County Airport (ASE) will see flight AA3887 leave DFW daily at 4:20 p.m. and arrive at ASE at 5:30 p.m. local time. In the other direction, flight AA3885 is timed to depart ASE at 12:40 p.m. and to land at DFW at 3:40 p.m. local time.

The carrier’s schedule for flights between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Aspen/Snowmass calls for flight AA3889 to push back from the gate at LAX at 9:00 a.m. each day and to reach ASE at 12:00 p.m. local time. In the other direction, flight AA3888 is scheduled to leave ASE at 6:10 p.m. and touch down at LAX at 7:35 p.m. local time.

With the introduction of nine First Class seats on all of its Bombardier CRJ700s, American Eagle now offers a premium-service product designed to be the same as the First Class  service found on American Airlines’ domestic mainline flights.

Eagle’s complimentary First Class dining service on longer flights includes a continental breakfast with cereal or hot oatmeal and yogurt and a lunch or dinner that includes a fresh salad or a sandwich and dessert. First Class customers receive warm, cleansing towels and mixed nuts prior to their meals, which are served on china. On flights of shorter duration, beverage service will be accompanied by a gourmet snack mix.

American Eagle’s new First Class seat includes four-way adjustable headrests, ergonomically contoured back and seat cushions and a unique, articulated seat bottom, which allows customers to recline with less impact on the legroom of passengers seated behind them.

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