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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Another City Gets Direct Flights to Myrtle Beach

Jeff Sweet has been asking for it for months, now his dreams have come true with direct, non-stop flights from Dallas/Forth Worth to Myrtle Beach. Now, no matter what city he is in for business, he can get to Myrtle!!

American Eagle Airlines, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, will begin nonstop seasonal jet service between Myrtle Beach (S.C.) International Airport (MYR) and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), beginning April 6. Eagle will operate the service through October 31, with 44-seat Embraer ERJ-140 jets.

“We’re delighted to introduce seasonal service to Myrtle Beach, one of the premier recreational destinations in the Southeast,” said Gary Foss, Vice President – Planning and Marketing for the AMR Regional Network. “Not only will visitors enjoy the sandy shores of Myrtle Beach, but avid golfers can take advantage of the more than 100 golf courses in the Grand Strand area. Dallas/Fort Worth is not only home to American’s largest hub – offering convenient connections to destinations throughout AA’s global network – but it’s also one of the largest cities in the country for golf enthusiasts.”

“This new service from a worldwide carrier will enhance connectivity between Myrtle Beach and many key markets throughout the United States – especially the Midwest and Western U.S.,” said Brad Dean, Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce president and CEO. “The direct flights will provide access to millions of travelers who are looking for an affordable family vacation but may not have considered the Myrtle Beach area in the past.”

“This new non-stop flight allows us the opportunity to reach Dallas/Fort Worth area golfers, and also provides more convenient access from all the markets in American's network,” said Bill Golden, President of Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday. “We look forward to the success of this route, and growing our relationship with American Eagle in the future.”

The schedule for the flights between Myrtle Beach, S.C. and Dallas/Fort Worth (all times local) is:

Myrtle Beach to Dallas/Fort Worth (MYR-DFW)
3306 4:25 p.m. 6:25 p.m. Daily

Dallas/Fort Worth to Myrtle Beach (DFW-MYR)
3311 12:15 p.m. 3:55 p.m. Daily

From DFW, American and American Eagle operate approximately 745 daily departures to nearly 160 nonstop destinations, including 34 international destinations.

About American Eagle
American Eagle operates over 1,500 daily flights to nearly 160 cities throughout the United States, Canada, the Bahamas, Mexico and the Caribbean on behalf of American Airlines. American, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection® airlines serve 250 cities in 40 countries with, on average, more than 3,400 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 900 aircraft. American's award-winning Web site,, provides users with easy access to check and book fares, plus personalized news, information and travel offers. American Airlines is a founding member of the oneworld® Alliance, which brings together some of the best and biggest names in the airline business, enabling them to offer their customers more services and benefits than any airline can provide on its own. Together, its members serve more than 700 destinations in over 140 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, We know why you fly and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. (NYSE: AMR).

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