Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Arkansas Regional Airport Set for Takeoff

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Arkansas Regional Airport Set for Takeoff

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HIGHFILL, Ark. (AP) -- The first commercial passenger flight scheduled for the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport will take off at 11:10 a.m., Nov. 1.

American Eagle flight 4054 will be a nonstop to Chicago.

A schedule of jet service between Highfill and Chicago's O'Hare International Airport was released Tuesday by American Eagle, a regional affiliate of American Airlines. The airline was granted the necessary takeoff and landing slots in April by the Transportation Department. The airline is the only one to have committed to service at the new airport. The airline is marketing its flights to business travelers. American Eagle will initially operate three daily round-trip flights to and from Chicago with new 50-passenger ERJ-145 jets, the airline said. International Tours of Northwest Arkansas says a 21-day advance round-trip ticket would cost $209.95. American Eagle will move its current flights between Dallas and Fayetteville's Drake Field to Highfill on Nov. …

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