American Eagle Airlines has been in Augusta for a year, and airport officials say it has been a good year.
The airline has two flights each day between Augusta Regional Airport and Dallas-Fort Worth. Over the past year, the airline has served 51,358 passengers.
"Those are very strong numbers for their first year, with only two flights per day," said Diane Johnston, the director of marketing for Augusta Regional.
American Eagle flew out of Augusta in the early 1990s but stopped in 1993 because of a national schedule adjustment.
As an American Airlines affiliate, Eagle feeds traffic to larger markets and larger planes. Eagle currently flies to 38 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The two Augusta-Dallas flights were 76.4 percent full on average, Johnston said, and demonstrate a strong demand for the flights.
"We are very happy with those flights, and we believe the community has been very pleased as well," she said. "They've certainly supported them well."
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