TWA WILL EXPAND TRANS WORLD CONNECTION SERVICE VIA NEW YORK (JFK)
Service to nine new markets scheduled to begin December 2, 2000
NEW YORK (October 26, 2000) - Trans World Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle have reached an agreement to provide Trans World ConnectionSM service between John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York City and nine new markets. American Eagle will also provide TWC service between JFK and five existing TWC cities. American Eagle will begin phasing in TWC service in these markets beginning December 2nd, 2000.
New markets for Trans World Connection service include Albany, NY; Buffalo, NY; Cleveland, OH; Columbus, OH; Worcester, MA; Providence, RI; Rochester, NY; Syracuse, NY; and Montreal, QC. Eagle also will provide service in five existing TWC markets: Hartford, CT; Boston, MA; Baltimore, MD; Washington, DC; and Pittsburgh, PA. TWC service in these markets currently is operated by Trans States Airlines. Trans States will phase out TWC operations at JFK by January 5th, 2001.
TWA will market the flights and will place its TW flight code on connecting itineraries between the fourteen American Eagle destinations and points beyond JFK.
American Eagle operates 34-passenger Saab 340 aircraft on most of these routes. American Eagle will use Embraer regional jets in Cleveland and Columbus, and a mix of Saab 340s and Embraer regional jets in Boston.
Through TWA, customers will be able to book convenient connections between the fourteen Trans World Connection destinations and 109 destinations on the TWA route map including Cairo, Tel Aviv, Riyadh, Paris, St. Louis, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Orange County (California), San Juan, Santo Domingo, and twelve other Caribbean points.
"This is a significant expansion of the TWA/American Eagle relationship that began with Trans World Connection service between Los Angeles and seven California cities," said Marc Spiegel, TWA's managing director of regional alliances. "It will be a dramatic improvement in regional code-share service in the important New York market. TWA is growing in New York and Trans World Connection is an important part of our growth plan."
At JFK there will be an inter-terminal transfer service to carry passengers to their connections without the need to go through security again. Buses will operate in a continuous looping fashion, stopping every 20 minutes during off-peak hours and every ten minutes during peak hours.
This TWA/Eagle marketing agreement is subject to government review. Schedules and fares will be available upon completion of the review process.
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