American announcement brings changes to Springfield-Branson Regional Airport

Jul 16, 2003


news_03_07_16a - American AirlinesDespite American Airlines drastic cuts in operations in St. Louis, announced today, Springfield will likely see improved air service at Springfield-Branson Regional Airport beginning in November.

One of the changes, the addition of four jet flights to Chicago's O'Hare International, will mean Springfield travelers will have a choice in airlines to one of the nation's busiest airports.  Currently, United Airlines offers non-stop jet service to Chicago.

American also announced enhanced service from Springfield to Dallas/Ft. Worth.  The airline currently offers eight flights, most on smaller, slower turbo-prop aircraft.  In November, the airline will move to seven daily flights, all on regional jets.

The changes also will include a reduction in the number of flights from Springfield to St. Louis from nine to four.  Though this reduction results in fewer connections via St. Louis, Springfield passengers will now have more connection options through Chicago and Dallas/Ft. Worth.

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