American Eagle, a subsidiary of American Airlines, announced it will end its service at Love Field on June 11.
The airline said it will return to Love Field, but not until the new terminal is built at the airport.
“We have every intention of returning service to Love Field when the new terminal is completed,” Kevin Cox, American’s vice president of state and community affairs told The Dallas Morning News. “As further evidence of that, we’ve signed a new lease for space that solidifies our commitment at Love Field.”
It’s possible that by the time construction is complete on the new terminal, the flight restrictions imposed by the Wright Amendment will be lifted.
Southwest Airlines already plans to fly larger planes to more destinations once the restrictions are lifted in 2014. Traffic concerns still remain though. With an expected 8 million passengers per year, how will travelers get to the airport? DART’s new Green Line will help with some of the traffic, but Preston Hollow could be faced with a dramatic increase in traffic along Northwest Highway, Walnut Hill and Marsh.
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