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      Two flights to DFW to be upgraded starting June 9

      Two of the eight daily flights from Amarillo to Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) will soon be upgraded.

      Two of the eight daily flights from Amarillo to Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) will soon be upgraded.

      American Eagle will upgrade two of its eight daily flights to a 67-seat CRJ-700 aircraft starting June 9. American Eagle, through Envoy Airlines, will operate daily service on a dual-class CRJ-700 with nine seats in First Class and 58 seats in the main cabin.

      â??American Airlines continues to be a good partner,â?? said Mayor Paul Harpole. â??Adding these regional jets will offer greater speed, range and customer comfort â?? and thatâ??s always welcome news.â??

      Jim Mitchell, chairman of the Airport Advisory Committee, agreed.

      â??The Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport is an important component of the economic development of Amarillo and the Panhandle region,â?? he said. â??The decision of American Airlines to offer larger aircraft, which includes First Class seating, is important to business travelers and frequent flyers traveling to and from Amarillo. I am excited by the new service and appreciate American Airlines for recognizing the importance of our market.â??

      This marks the first time since 2009 that American Eagle has offered business class seats in the Amarillo market. It has eight daily departures to its hub in DFW. These daily departures connect passengers to more than 145 domestic destinations and 192 total destinations worldwide.

      The Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport is served by three carriers â?? American Eagle, Southwest Airlines and United Express with non-stop service to five destinations â?? Dallas-Fort Worth, Dallas Love Field, Houston Intercontinental, Denver and Las Vegas. For more information, visit http://airport.amarillo.gov.