FORT WORTH, Texas – American Eagle Airlines, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, today began nonstop service between The Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids (CID) and New York’s LaGuardia Airport (LGA). American Eagle operates the round-trip service with its 37-seat Embraer ERJ-135 jets.
“We are pleased to be adding service to Cedar Rapids,” said American Eagle president and CEO Peter Bowler. “With service to Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, St. Louis and now New York City, our customers will be able to connect anywhere in the world that American Airlines flies.”
“American Eagle is a great business partner for Eastern Iowa travelers,” said Airport director Dan Mann. “With 17 daily departures and nonstop service to Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, St. Louis and now New York City, American Eagle is The Eastern Iowa Airport’s largest air service provider. The continued support of travelers in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City and the entire region is essential to sustain this new service for future growth.”
In addition to the new LaGuardia service, American Eagle has six round trips from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to Cedar Rapids. American Eagle also serves Cedar Rapids from Chicago O’Hare with seven daily round trips. AmericanConnection has three daily round trips from St. Louis to Cedar Rapids.
American Airlines and American Eagle also have efforts under way to help aid victims of the recent tornadoes and flooding in the Central United States, including the Cedar Rapids area. AAdvantage members can help by contributing to the American Red Cross to support Central US floods and tornadoes disaster relief activities. The American Red Cross will use the funds to help victims following these devastating natural disasters. Contributions to these funds can be made online at http://www.aa.com/DisasterRelief.