American Airlines Announces New Service to Dallas/Ft. Worth from Fargo
American Eagle Airlines, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, begins nonstop jet service with a daily flight between Dallas/Ft.Worth(DFW) and Hector International Airport in Fargo, N.D. (FAR), on February 14, 2013.
“We are very excited about American Airlines decision to add Dallas service and increase their presence in Fargo with the additional route,” said Shawn Dobberstein, Fargo Municipal Airport Authority Executive Director. “The Dallas route will bring significant benefits to area leisure and business travelers and is consistent with our community’s economic plan.”
“In today’s global economy, air service is and will continue to be critical business infrastructure. It is a major factor in our community’s efforts to retain and grow jobs. It also affects the quality of life for residents, and we are excited about the opportunity for this additional route to Dallas.” said Jim Gartin, GFMEDC President.
FMAA was able to secure a $750,000 Small Community Air Service Development Grant from the Federal Government. That grant along with contributions from the GFMEDC, the Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Chamber of Commerce Fargo Moorhead West Fargo helped secure American service to Dallas.
“We believe the addition of American Airlines will immediately benefit area businesses with better access to international markets and potentially serve as a springboard to additional hubs in the future,” said Brad Schlossman, GFMEDC Board Chair.
“The EDC Board of Directors along with the Cass and Clay County Commissions have developed and adopted an economic strategy that recognizes the critical role competitive air service plays in supporting existing businesses and attracting new businesses,” Schlossman said.
American Airlines began service between Fargo and Chicago in April 2010.
DFW is the largest of American’s five domestic hubs offering more than 740 departures to nearly 170 cities in Asia, Europe, North America and South America.
American Eagle with affiliate Express Jet will operate the service with a 50-seat Canadair CRJ-200 jet.
The Dallas flight will be available for ticketing on November 4.
The schedule for the flight between Dallas and Fargo (all times local) beginning February 14, 2013 is:
|Dallas/Ft. Worth to Hector International Airport (DFW-FAR)|
|2537||12:05 PM||2:30 PM||Daily|
|Hector International Airport to Dallas/Ft. Worth(FAR-DFW)|
|2537||3:05 PM||5:50 PM||Daily|
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