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Larger Jets Coming to Peoria International Airport

PEORIA, IL -- Travelers from the Gen. Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport will soon be able to fly larger jets nonstop to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) via American Airlines.

American Airlines, with its regional partners, will begin flying CRJ900 jets twice daily to DFW beginning Feb. 16. The larger jets feature nine first class seats and 67 coach seats, Wi-Fi and slightly more legroom overall.

"We are very pleased to have American Airlines invest in larger aircraft, including jets with first class seating, to one of our top destinations," said Director of Airports Gene Olson.

"This is something our business travelers and frequent flyers will very much appreciate, and it comes on the heels of American adding a new nonstop route to Charlotte, North Carolina. Both actions show American is very interested in supporting Central Illinois."

DFW is American Airlines' largest hub, and the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport is the airline's second-largest hub. Twice-daily flights to Charlotte started Nov. 4, making it the third destination served by American Airlines from Peoria. The third is Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.

"American Airlines is giving our community excellent connectivity, and now some first class options as well," Olson said. 

Though the first flights on the CRJ900s start Feb. 16, tickets for those flights are on sale now. 

To purchase tickets or for more flight information, visit the American Airlines' website at aa.com or call reservations at 1-800-433-7300.

 

 

  • For information, contact:
  • Gene Olson, Director of Airports
  • Phone: 309-697-8272
  • Email: golson@flypia.com

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