American Airlines Plans Changes to American Shuttle Schedule

By Paul Riegler on 29 June 2016
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American Airlines regional jets at LaGuardia

American Airlines regional jets at LaGuardia

American Airlines announced changes to its American Shuttle operation. The American Shuttle operates between New York’s LaGuardia, Boston Logan International, and Ronald Reagan Washington National airports.

The Fort Worth-based airline will drop one round-trip flight in the evening reducing the number of round trips between Boston and New York to 15, while the New York-Washington, D.C., route will cut back to 13 round trips eliminating two mid-day round-trip flights and one evening round-trip flight.

The airline is also switching some flights to smaller aircraft, namely Embraer 175 regional jets which will be operated by Republic Airlines. Five Boston-LaGuardia round-trip flights will be flown using E175s, while ten will remain on the larger E190 aircraft. Eight Washington-LaGuardia round-trip flights will use the E175, with four remaining on E190s and one will use an Airbus A319.

No changes are being made to the shuttle schedule between Boston and Washington nor to the type of aircraft used on that route.

The changes are all scheduled to go into effect on November 4, 2016.

The American Shuttle is the descendant of the original Eastern Air Lines Shuttle, which commenced operations in 1961. For 15 months in 1989 and 1990, the shuttle was operated as the Trump Shuttle, which defaulted on loans in 1990. It then became the USAir Shuttle, taking on the US Airways name in the late 1990s when the company rebranded. US Airways merged with American in 2013 and the shuttle was renamed as part of the merger.

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