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September 9, 2010

Joplin lands American Eagle airline service

JOPLIN, Mo. —   American Eagle will be landing in Joplin soon.

  The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded the Essential Air Service bid for airline service at the Joplin Regional Airport to American Eagle, part of American Airlines.

A start date has not yet been set, said Steve Stockam, airport director. He said he did not know whether the new airline can be in place in time for the busy holiday travel season or not.

But, once American Eagle is in place, there will be two flights a day to and from the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport on 66-passenger turboprop airplanes that can link travelers to global destinations, Stockam said.

“This is a huge step forward,” for Joplin’s economic development, said Mayor Mike Woolston. He said that for businesses and industries looking for a place to locate, a city’s airline service and the type of service available are factors.

For more on the story, pick up a copy of Friday’s Joplin Globe or register for our e-Edition at joplinglobe.com.

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