American Airlines returning to Jack Brooks Regional Airport
County officials and the president of the Beaumont Chamber of Commerce have confirmed to 12 News that representatives with American Airlines are set to hold a news conference Thursday concerning the return of American Airlines to the Jack Brooks Regional Airport.
12 News spoke with Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce President Jim Rich Wednesday morning.
"We have a sense of accomplishment. We won't have long to celebrate to make sure this think works and is used," said Rich.
The selling point for the airline is that it wants to make its hub at Dallas-Fort Worth grow, and a $1.5 million revenue guarantee.
The airline says DFW is the largest of American's five domestic hubs offering more than 740 departures to nearly 170 cities in Asia, Europe, North America and South America.
The airline's return is expected in February 14.
A news release issued by the airline says it will also add new domestic service, through its regional affiliates American Eagle and ExpressJet, from Dallas/Fort Worth to the following cities: Beaumont/Port Arthur, Texas, Columbia, Mo., and Fargo, N.D, as well as new Chicago O'Hare - Columbia, Mo. service.
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