American Eagle Discontinues Lansing Service

FOR RELEASE: Tuesday, March 7, 2000

FORT WORTH, Texas -- American Eagle, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, will discontinue service between Chicago O'Hare International Airport and Lansing, Mich., effective May 1.

The airline said it was canceling the route, which it operates with five daily round-trip flights, for economic reasons. The Lansing-Chicago service failed to meet profitability targets, and rising costs, such as jet fuel, forced the airline to make a decision to use its resources where it has the best chance to make a profit.

American Eagle's 23 employees at Capital City Airport will be able to apply for jobs in other cities served by the airline.