American adds nonstop Dayton to NYC flight

American Airlines is adding nonstop service from Dayton International Airport to LaGuardia Airport in New York City.

The move, announced Wednesday afternoon, stems from the recent merger of American and US Airways. Booking will begin Sunday, Jan. 26, for service that will begin April 1.

"The City of Dayton recognizes the positive impact additional capacity to New York City will have for the customers in our region," said Terrence Slaybaugh, the city's director of aviation. "We are excited for the opportunity to work with American Airlines to bring more seats to southern Ohio."

The type of aircraft that will be used and the number of seats available will be announced later by the Fort Worth, Texas-based airline.

Nine other cities will have new service to LaGuardia from American including Charlottesville, Va.; Little Rock, Ark.; Roanoke, Va., Louisville, Wilmington and Greensboro, N.C., Norfolk, Va.; Knoxville, and Richmond, Va.

"We are excited about moving forward as the new American Airlines, which will fly more customers to more places than ever before," said Andrew Nocella, senior vice president and chief marketing officer for American Airlines.

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