American Eagle Airlines plans to add a new arriving and departing flight at Tyler Pounds Regional Airport, increasing opportunities for evening travel, city and airline officials said Tuesday.
The new flight is scheduled to arrive from Dallas Fort-Worth Airport (DFW) at 6:45 p.m. and depart to DFW at 7:15 p.m. each day.
The new flight is to be offered starting June 14.
“We think there is a need there,” Ed Martelle, American Eagle spokesman, said. “The Tyler run is strong — it’s yet another option for people in Tyler.”
Tyler Pounds Regional Airport is served by American Airlines to DFW Airport and United Airlines to Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport.
More than 142,600 passengers flew in and out of the facility last year, officials said.
Customers wishing to book their flights should go to the American Airlines website at www.AA.com or go to the airport website at www.TylerAirport.com for links to the airline reservation centers.
“Enhanced frequency in our airline schedules is coming at the right time for Tyler,” Mayor Barbara Bass said. “We especially need these evening flights for our business travelers and I’m sure that the new flights will fill up quickly.”
“Check with your travel agent or travel website and use the three-letter code TYR for Tyler Pounds Regional Airport,” Dickson said.
Passengers are advised to arrive at the airport one hour before departure time to allow plenty of time for baggage check-in and to obtain boarding passes.
Tyler Pounds Regional Airport was awarded FAA’s Airport of the Year in 2007.