Press Release – January 25, 2013

SETX Flights to DFW taking off!

Beginning February 14, 2013, Southeast Texans will be able to fly direct from Jack Brooks Regional Airport to Dallas/Fort Worth, where they can connect to over 180 destinations.

American Airlines (AA) representatives have been touring Southeast Texas to create awareness about the return of AA to Jack Brooks Regional Airport. The representatives have also been touting a rewards program that offers double miles for the first few months of service, if you join the free AAdvantage program available at AA.com.

Alex Rupp, manager at Jack Brooks, says that the convenience alone is worth getting excited about but also stresses that flying from Southeast Texas, “saves time, involves less stress, helps reinvest in our local community, and puts less wear and tear on your car.” Also, he adds, parking at Jack Brooks is free.

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Press Release – December 15, 2012

Jack Brooks teams up with e.Sullivan Advertising & Design.

Jack Brooks Regional Airport has teamed up with e.Sullivan Advertising & Design to launch a new advertising campaign to promote the upcoming American Airlines nonstop service between Southeast Texas and AA’s hub in Dallas/Fort Worth. The advertising campaign educates and informs, while harnessing the excitement of this turning point in Southeast Texas travel options. See more of the campaign on e.Sullivan’s websitethe e.Sullivan Facebook page or the Jack Brooks Regional Airport Facebook page.
e.Sullivan Advertising & Design Airport billboard
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History of The Airport

History of The Airport

Originally named Jefferson County airport, this facility has served area residents since the World War II era. Jefferson County Commissioners purchased land to build the airport in 1941, and its development, which included three runways, a taxiway system and apron facilities, began the following year, with initial construction completed in early 1944. Eastern Airlines conducted the first scheduled flight in March of that year. During the War, the airport also served U.S. Marine Air Corps Dive Bomber Squadron No. 931 as a base for advanced training. Pilot trainees used floating targets in the Gulf of Mexico off Sabine Pass for gunnery and dive-bombing practice.

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