As of this month, all American Airlines flights at Willard Airport are operated by “two-class” aircraft, with bigger cabins and more seats. All flights now feature first class, main cabin extra, and economy class, giving you more choices when you travel, and offering generous upgrade opportunities for the more frequent fliers.
The new planes are much larger, with 2-by-2 seating in economy and 1-by-2 seating in American’s first class. The planes have much larger overhead bins, allowing you to stow your roll aboard in the bin above your seat, instead of having to gate check your bag and wait for it when you arrive.
Willard Airport leadership frequently meets with American, working to secure more capacity and to better serve the region. The Airport built a business case for American to replace 50-seat regional jets with larger planes. American agreed that the market can support the additional seats.
Those additional seats will increase capacity at Willard by almost 50% this summer, providing much needed seats in a market that fills more than 90% of departing seats. Increased capacity could lead to lower fares.