October 2, 2018 – American Airlines announced today daily nonstop service between Tulsa International Airport (TUL) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) will begin on
April 2, 2019.
The announcement follows a lengthy, strategic effort by Airport, Tulsa Regional Chamber, and City of Tulsa officials to secure daily nonstop service to Tulsa’s second most popular destination – the Los Angeles Basin. Tulsa International Airport C.E.O. Mark VanLoh said, “The addition of LAX service is a great win for Tulsa. With nearly 600 people a day traveling between the two cities, this will absolutely be a popular flight with Tulsa travelers.”
“Part of making Tulsa more nationally competitive is being more nationally connected. The addition by American Airlines of daily direct flights connecting Tulsa and Los Angeles improves our connectivity with one of the world’s great financial centers,” Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum said. “This is a big win for Tulsa businesses, and for the good people of Los Angeles who now will have better access to all Tulsa has to offer.”
“Adding more direct flights is a strategic initiative of the Tulsa Regional Chamber,” said Chamber President and CEO Mike Neal. “When our economic development staff meet with members and site selectors to work on business retention and expansion projects, the need for more direct flights is always a big part of the conversation, and Los Angeles is the most requested business destination. Adding LAX is a tremendous win for the local business community.”
“American Airlines has demonstrated their commitment to the Tulsa community with the addition of this service,” said Tulsa Airport Authority board chair and Tulsa’s Future vice chair Jeff Stava. “I’m thankful to American for making this investment and look forward to continuing our work with them to improve connectivity for Tulsa travelers.”
Flights on the new route will be available for purchase beginning on October 8. The daily flight schedule is currently set as follows:
Depart LAX: 1:07 PM Arrive TUL: 6:10 PM
Depart TUL: 6:40 PM Arrive LAX: 7:55 PM
For fare and updated schedule information, visit www.aa.com.
About Tulsa International Airport: Seven air carriers provide nonstop service to 22 airports across the United States. 2.8 million passengers traveled through the airport in 2017. Year to date activity through August 2018 is up 6.2%. For more information on nonstop flights from Tulsa, visit www.flytulsa.com.