American Eagle Boardings At Pounds Regional On Rise

As American Airlines continues to stay out of bankruptcy, its commuter service, American Eagle, is seeing rising bookings out of Tyler Pounds Regional Airport.

Before September 11th, 2001, an average of 5,000 passengers boarded American Eagle at Pounds every month. But that number fell off sharply after the attacks.

Since last summer, the airport says more passengers have been boarding every month. The numbers are now back near the pre-September 11th levels.

In addition to commercial flights, the number of private planes landing at Pounds has also seen a steady increase.

   Morgan Palmer, reporting.