JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) –  Regional jets will be flying into Joplin again, starting in February.

American Eagle has said it plans to stop flying turboprop planes from its main hub in Texas and switch to regional jets early next year.

Joplin Regional Airport manager Steve Stockam says American has already rescheduled bookings for Joplin, and jets should be returning to Joplin by the first of February.

The Joplin Globe reports that it will be the first time jet service has been available in Joplin since Ozark Air Lines operated in the region a decade ago before going out of business.

Stockam does not expect prices to increase because of the jet service.

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