The airline announced this week that the American Airlines is going to replace its turboprop Dash 8 planes with regional jet planes at Huntington Tri-State Airport.
The airline company announced in a news that the last American Airlines Dash 8 aircraft will depart at 5:47 AM from Huntington Tri-State Airport on June 7. From then on, all American Airlines aircraft will be 50-seat regional jet service planes.
The General Manager of American Airlines Jon Bair said in a release, “American Airlines is proud to service Huntington Tri-State Airport with full regional jet service. We know the community has asked, and we are excited to bring this to them.”
Bair added that the regional jet service aircraft will be a newer and more efficient way for American Airlines travelers to get to their destination safely and conveniently.
The airline said in the release that with the new regional jets, the typical flight time from Huntington Tri-State Airport to Charlotte, North Carolina, is approximately 45 minutes.
American Airlines Dash 8 aircraft have been in use since 1997 and have been retired across the country over the past year.
Huntington Tri-State Airport handles commercial airline, air cargo, and military and general aviation traffic. It has two major airlines serving five non-stop destinations, including Charlotte, North Carolina; Orlando, St. Petersburg/Clearwater in Florida; and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.