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American Airlines Upgrading Service at Mobile Regional Airport with Larger Jets

 

80,000 New Seats in/out of Mobile Annually, 1st Class Service to Charlotte & Dallas

 

January, 2017 Mobile, AL:  Mobile Regional Airport today announced American Airlines has scheduled a major upgrade to their service provided at Mobile Regional Airport with added capacity and business class seats to both hubs they serve from Mobile (MOB).

 

The Dallas (DFW) route currently has three daily departures flown with a 50 seat CRJ-200 aircraft. Starting March 6th, 2017 all three flights will be served with a CRJ-900 aircraft, which has 9 first class seats and 76 total seats.

 

The Charlotte (CLT) route has four daily departures currently flown with a 50 seat CRJ-200 aircraft. Starting April 4th, 2017 two of the four departures with be flown with CRJ-700 aircraft, which have 9 first class seats and 65 total seats.

 

This represents an increase of over 40,000 departing seats annually, and over 80,000 extra seats to the Mobile market. Passengers traveling East or West can now book first class tickets on American Airlines to both hubs they serve from Mobile.

 

"At the beginning of 2016 we started a strategy to foster competition, increase service, and positively impact fares.  American Airlines is investing in our community by adding an additional 80,000 available seats to this market annually, using larger aircraft and providing 1st Class service for their customers. We want to thank them for their confidence in our market. It’s our hope everyone will evaluate American Airlines service to Dallas and Charlotte as they plan their travel” stated Roger Wehner, Executive Director Mobile Airport Authority.

 

Mr. Wehner added, "We will continue to work diligently to provide this region with the best possible travel options.  In 2016 a new course was plotted, and we embarked on a turn around and the results have been significant and record setting.  We want to thank our loyal customers and the tens of thousands of new customers that joined us in 2016.  We believe, working with our current and future airline partners, 2017 will hold more exciting news and improvements.”  

 

Together with regional partner American Eagle, American Airlines offers an average of nearly 6,700 flights daily to 350 destinations in 50 countries. To travel on American Airlines, get your tickets at www.AA.com

 

Airlines serving Mobile Regional Airport are Amercian Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines. These carriers serve 5 non-stop desinations from Mobile, which include Atlanta, Charotte, Chicago, Dallas, and Houston.

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For more information:

 

Please contact Roger Wehner, Executive Director at 251 438-7334 or Brian Belcher, Director of Marketing & Air Service Development at 251 639-4680 brianb@mobairport.com.

 

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