American launches three new routes for Thanksgiving

At Watertown, the town’s first ever scheduled jet service was celebrated by representatives from American Eagle, community leaders and members of Fort Drum’s Mountain Division. Cutting the ribbon were Robert Hagemann III, Jefferson County Administrator; Dale Morris, American Eagle Airlines Local Government and Community Affairs Director; Lynn Pietroski, President & CEO Greater Watertown North Country Chamber of Commerce; Carolyn Fitzpatrick, Chairwoman, Jefferson County Board of Legislators; BG Harry Miller, Special Assistant to and o/b/o Fort Drum Commanding General Mark Miller; Gary Foss, American Eagle Airlines VP Planning and Marketing; Barry Ormsby, Chairman, Airport Committee, Jefferson County Board of Legislators; and Phil Reed, Jefferson County Legislator. Drawing a lucky winner from the bowl held by Brett Hooyerink, AE’s Marketing and Advertising Manager, was Dale Morris, AE’s Local Government and Community Affairs Director.

  • American Airlines has introduced two new routes just in time for Thanksgiving. A new transcontinental service between Los Angeles (LAX) and Fort Lauderdale (FLL) launched last week, operated daily with a 737-800. Competition on the route is provided by JetBlue, Spirit Airlines and Virgin America who all operate at least daily flights. American has also commenced 737-800 services between New York JFK (JFK) and Antigua (ANU) in the Caribbean. This route will be served four times weekly. In addition American Eagle Airlines has begun double-daily flights from Chicago O’Hare (ORD) to Watertown International Airport (ART), located in Jefferson County, New York. These flights, operated by an Embraer regional jet become Watertown’s first ever scheduled jet services. At Watertown, Robert Hagemann, Jefferson County Administrator, said: “For Jefferson County it’s a dream come true. We started this ambitious trail, what we thought, six years ago and we’ve already succeeded. There are issues yet to address, we need another thousand feet [of runway], we need to probably have another hanger to house this new plane, and all that will come in due time, but we’re thrilled.”


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