Eagle will use a 37-passenger Embraer 135 regional jet on the route between the Home of the Blues and the City that Never Sleeps. Northwest employs full-size aircraft, while Continental Express connects Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and Memphis via Embraer Regional Jets.
This is an "O&D" (origin and destination) run for American Eagle. Most passengers using the flight will be headed for New York itself, not looking to connect onward to other flights.
Of all three New York airports -- Kennedy, Newark, and LaGuardia -- it's the latter that specializes in origin and destination passage. Cheapflights Ltd Jerry Chandler