Why does American Eagle have a DFW
is my hometown airport, so I closely watch the developments there (and have done so since I was a child in the 1980s).
Currently (since becoming all-regional in the 1990s), FWA
is served by the regional affiliates of DL
, and CO
. And the only LCC we have is Allegiant Air, which just recently started service there.
Most of the regionals at FWA
serve nearby hubs (within an hour or 1.5 hours of FWA
), such as ORD
, and CLE
, with their regional aircraft (CRJs and ERJs for everyone except CO
, with BE1900s).
However, the American Eagle route that is the oddball is the 2.5-hour flight between FWA
in an ERJ-145. I have flown that route twice, and may be doing so again in the near future. This route has been in existence since 1999, when it was heavily advertised locally. (Don't forget AA
Eagle also serves the ORD
Why did American Eagle start such a route, between its world headquarters and our tiny station (FWA
)? Do the load factors and profits justify it? Is it an important route for business travellers, or who does it attract? What's the rationale behind this oddball route at FWA
A very curious Fort Wayner,
I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made... (Psalm 139:14)