American Eagle Airlines has added a new arriving and departing flight at Tyler Pounds Regional Airport beginning June 14, 2012.   With this additional flight, East Texas travelers will have a new option for flying in and out of Tyler in the evenings.  The new flight is scheduled to arrive from Dallas Fort-Worth Airport (DFW) at 6:45 p.m. and depart to DFW at 7:15 p.m. each day.

Customers wishing to book their flights should go to the American Airlines web site at  or go to the airport web site at for links to the airline reservation centers.

“One tip to saving time and money is to always book your flight to and from Tyler Pounds Regional Airport (TYR),” added Dickson.  “Check with your travel agent or travel web site and use the three letter code TYR for Tyler Pounds Regional Airport.”

Passengers are advised to arrive at the airport one hour before departure time to allow plenty of time for baggage check-in and to obtain boarding passes.

“Enhanced frequency in our airline schedules is coming at the right time for Tyler,” said Mayor Barbara Bass.  “We especially need these evening flights for our business travelers and I’m sure that the new flights will fill up quickly.”

Tyler Pounds Regional Airport (TYR) is served by American Airlines to DFW Airport and United Airlines to Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport.  More than 142,600 passengers flew in and out of TYR in 2011.  Tyler Pounds Regional Airport was awarded FAA’s Airport of the Year in 2007.