American Airlines will soon offer jet service at Tweed-New Haven Airport starting next week.
American Eagle will begin replacing its 37-seat Dash 8 turboprop service with 50-seat CRJ-200 regional jet aircraft on Nov. 29.
"We are thrilled that American will be introducing jet service at Tweed-New Haven," Airport Executive Director Tim Larson said. "This upgraded service represents an improved and more seamless passenger experience for our customers and is a demonstration of American’s commitment to our growing market."
The airport said American Airline's jet service will connect New Haven passengers to more than 21 countries and 115 destinations with a one-stop connection in Philadelphia, the airlines global hub.
"With the new jet service offering more people access to flights and an improved flying experience, Tweed has become a stronger asset and a more convenient option for New Haven and surrounding towns. This is a significant economic win for the region, which can only benefit from the increase in people coming and going," New Haven Mayor Toni N. Harp said.
American Airlines recently announced new summer seasonal service from Philadelphia to Prague, Czech Republic and Budapest, Hungary, as well as service to Zurich, Switzerland. New Haven passengers can also access four new domestic markets via Philadelphia including Des Moines, Iowa; Madison, Wisconsin; Omaha, Nebraska and San Antonio, Eexas.