SETX Flights to DFW taking off!
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.Share Read More
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New Air Service at Jack Brooks Regional Airport
Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) – Beaumont/Port Arthur (BPT)
AA2543 Leave DFW 8:40 a.m. Arrive BPT 9:50 a.m.
AA2521 Leave DFW 11:20 a.m. Arrive BPT 12:35 p.m.
AA2523 Leave DFW 3:10 p.m. Arrive BPT 4:20 p.m.
AA2525 Leave DFW 6:25 p.m. Arrive BPT 7:35 p.m. (except Saturday)
AA2510 Leave BPT 6:30 a.m. Arrive DFW 7:45 a.m.
AA2543 Leave BPT 10:20 a.m. Arrive DFW 11:30 a.m.
AA2521 Leave BPT 1:05 p.m. Arrive DFW 2:15 p.m.
AA2523 Leave BPT 4:50 p.m. Arrive DFW 6 p.m. (except Saturday)
Aircraft Type: CRJ 200
Frequency: All flights are daily except as noted above
Start Date: Feb. 14, 2013
Air Service at Jack Brooks Regional Airport
- Colgan Air currently operates service from Beaumont/Port Arthur to Houston Intercontinental using Saab 340B aircraft on behalf of United Express
- Colgan is a subsidiary of Pinnacle Airlines, and Pinnacle filed for bankruptcy protection on April 2, 2012.
- As part of its reorganization, Pinnacle has decided to retire Colgan’s entire fleet of Saab aircraft, and the entire fleet of aircraft will be removed from service.
- Colgan will discontinue service between Beaumont/Port Arthur and Houston Intercontinental Airport on July 1, 2012 because the Saab fleet will be retired.
The Jack Brooks Regional Airport is served solely by Colgan Air which is a subsidiary of Pinnacle Airlines. The airline currently operates 4 to 5 flights daily to Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport.
As part of a restructuring effort, Pinnacle Airlines has filed for voluntary protection under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. During the reorganization period they will be winding down operations with US Airways and United Airlines. This reduction in routes will include the flying of Saab and Q400 aircraft flown for United Airlines, which is expected to begin in May with the termination of service by year-end. With the termination of the US Airways and United operations they will end their flying at Colgan Air.Share Read More
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.Share Read More