Released by the City of Tyler
TYLER/SMITH COUNTY (KYTX) - American Eagle Airlines plans to add a new arriving and departing flight at Tyler Pounds Regional Airport, increasing opportunities for early evening travel.
Beginning today, Feb. 14, 2013, the new flight is scheduled to arrive from Dallas Fort-Worth Airport (DFW) at 3:40 p.m. and depart to DFW at 4:10 p.m. each day.
"American had temporarily suspended one of our afternoon flights several weeks this winter and we're extremely pleased to see this flight come back to the Tyler market," Airport Manager Davis Dickson said. "Tyler has needed more available seats in the afternoon flights to and from DFW. I'm very pleased to see this expansion of commercial air services for our customers in the region. I hope to see more as we approach the summer months."
Tyler Pounds Regional Airport is served by American Airlines to DFW Airport and United Airlines to Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport.
More than 144,700 passengers flew in and out of Tyler Pounds Regional last year, officials said.
"A good travel tip to save money is to book your flight direct from Tyler to your destination." Dickson said. "Check with your travel agent or travel website and use the three-letter code TYR for Tyler Pounds Regional Airport."
Passengers are advised to arrive at the airport one hour before departure time to allow plenty of time for baggage check-in and to obtain boarding passes.
Customers wishing to book their flights on-line can go to the airport website at www.TylerAirport.com for links to the American Airlines or United Express Airlines reservation centers.
Tyler Pounds Regional Airport was awarded FAA's Airport of the Year in 2007.