New routes take flight on American Eagle Airlines Tuesday

Myrtle Beach, SC - MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Myrtle Beach leaders will see a part of the city's new tourism tax take flight Tuesday, as American Eagle Airlines begins non-stop regional service between Myrtle Beach International Airport and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

The affiliate of American Airlines announced the route to-and-from Myrtle Beach will operate April 6 through October 31, with 44-seat Embraer ERJ-140 jets.

"We couldn't cut a deal like this with American Airlines without the new tourism fee, not only because of the amount of money, but also the recurring nature of it," explained Brad Dean, president of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce.  "With connecting service, we can bring people from all over the United States through that Dallas hub and now make it easier and more affordable to get to Myrtle Beach."

Flights will depart from Myrtle Beach International Airport at 4:25 p.m. daily, arriving in Dallas at 6:25 p.m. Dallas to Myrtle beach direct flights will depart Texas at 12:15 p.m. and arrive in Myrtle Beach at 3:55 p.m.

From Dallas/Fort Worth International, American and American Eagle operate approximately 745 daily departures to nearly 160 nonstop destinations, including 34 international destinations.

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