American Eagle to suspend service at Love Field

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) _ American Eagle will suspend operations at Love Field in June, citing the weak economy and upcoming renovation of the Dallas airport.

Eagle said Thursday it would end service to Chicago on June 11 but intends to return after renovations are completed, scheduled for 2013.

Sister carrier American Airlines said it signed a 17-year lease extension with Love Field that will keep the airline at the airport until 2028. American operates its largest hub at nearby Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert said he was disappointed with Eagle's departure but understood its reasoning and was encouraged by American's lease extension.

American Airlines and Eagle are owned by Fort Worth-based AMR Corp.