American Airlines adds third flight to Stillwater Regional Airport
Ponca City Now - February 23, 2018 12:47 pm
Travelers will have even more opportunities to fly to and from Stillwater and the northeastern region of the state this year thanks to additional American Airlines flight options coming to Stillwater Regional Airport.
The airline will add a third round trip flight on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays beginning in June 2018. In addition to current scheduled flights, the third flight will arrive around 7:37 p.m. and leave Stillwater at 8:06 p.m.
Also in June, the late night flight will arrive in Stillwater at 11:32 p.m. All flights will continue connecting Stillwater to the world through American Airlines’ largest hub at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport.
“We are always excited to see more choices available to our passengers and we know these schedule changes will add some great options to accommodate summer travel,” American Airlines/Envoy Station Manager Karen Strawder added.
This announcement comes on the heels of another positive schedule change in April 2018.
Beginning on April 3, our daily mid-day flight will arrive at 1:50 p.m. and depart at 2:20 p.m. We will also see the return of the Saturday mid-day flight on April 7.
“The new mid-day change will allow for better connectivity to and from the west coast, allowing travelers to feasibly leave areas such as Las Vegas or San Diego in the morning and arrive in Stillwater in the early afternoon instead of late at night,” Airport Director Gary Johnson said. “We feel these upcoming schedule changes will positively impact our service and be welcomed by our travelers.”
Since launching daily American Airlines service in August 2016, Stillwater Regional Airport has flown over 50,000 passengers across the country and world. The airport surpassed initial expectations when it began service and looks forward to reaching the 100,000 passenger mark, which is anticipated to happen in fall 2018.
Stillwater Regional Airport consistently ranks as the fourth busiest airport in the state and was recently awarded the Federal Aviation Administration’s Oklahoma Airport of the Year for 2017.
Stillwater was also one of 95 airports to receive an infrastructure grant from the administration in September 2017. The grant is for the reconstruction of a parallel taxiway and is valued at $4.5 million. Work began on the taxiway in February 2018.
Other recognitions since launching American Airlines service include:
- 2017 Oklahoma Airport Operators Association Airport of the Year
- 2017 Oklahoma Airport Operators Association Airport Manager of the Year (Gary Johnson)
- Partnership Award from Team Oklahoma of the Transportation Security Administration (second quarter of 2017)
- American Airlines Customer Cup (fourth quarter of 2016)
The new summer flights are expected to fill up fast, so passengers are encouraged to purchase tickets now. To book a flight from Stillwater Regional Airport, go to http://aa.com and use airport code SWO. The airport features free parking, shorter security lines and competitive rates with other airports.
American Airlines and American Eagle offer an average of nearly 6,700 flights per day to nearly 350 destinations in more than 50 countries. American is a founding member of the oneworld alliance, whose members and members-elect serve nearly 1,000 destinations with 14,250 daily flights to 150 countries.
You can learn more about Stillwater Regional Airport’s service at www.flystillwaterok.com.