Eagle Details Capacity Cuts

 - July 29, 2008, 12:18 PM

American Eagle will cut its daily schedule by 37 flights at New York La Guardia Airport, 34 flights in Chicago and seven in Boston, close its stations in Albany, N.Y.; Harrisburg, Pa.; Providence, R.I.; San Luis Obispo, Calif.; and Samana, Dominican Republic; and ground 29 of its 37-seat Embraer ERJ 135s along with 25 Saab 340 turboprops as American Airlines proceeds with plans to slash capacity this fall by 12 percent systemwide. However, under the terms of a deal struck with the Air Line Pilots Association, Eagle will take back 10 fifty-seat ERJ 145s on lease to American Connection partner Trans States Airlines early next year, a move expected to save about 100 jobs at Eagle.