American Airlines strengthens its network from Tulsa, adding new nonstop service to Washington D.C. and Miami in November

TULSA, OK – July 1, 2021 – American Airlines is growing its network from Tulsa by adding year-round nonstop service from Tulsa International Airport (TUL) to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) and Miami International Airport (MIA) starting this fall.

“We’re proud to strengthen our commitment to Tulsa by providing local customers more options to fly nonstop to popular destinations,” says Brian Znotins, American Airlines Vice President of Network Planning. “We’re thrilled to further connect Tulsans to our global network and we look forward to working with our valued partners to continue supporting growth in the region.”

The new routes to DCA and MIA are the second and third destinations to be added to American’s network from Tulsa in 2021. The airline previously announced direct service to Austin (AUS), which also starts in November.

“In order to be a globally competitive city and grow the world’s best employers in Tulsa, we must have direct flights to cities like our nation’s capital,” said Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum. “That is why adding more direct flights has been a focus of my Administration, and I am thankful for American Airlines adding this connection to D.C.’s Reagan National Airport. We will continue to work with the leadership team at Tulsa International Airport to evaluate further opportunities for expanding direct flight offerings from Tulsa.”

With these new additions, American serves eight destinations from Tulsa, including Phoenix (PHX), Los Angeles (LAX), Chicago (ORD), and the airline’s two largest hubs in Charlotte (CLT) and Dallas Fort Worth (DFW).

“Tulsa travelers will soon be able to enjoy the ease and convenience of a nonstop flight to two of our most requested destinations – Washington D.C. and Miami,” said Alexis Higgins, CEO of Tulsa International Airport.
“Thank you American Airlines for demonstrating your continued commitment to the Tulsa community. We look forward to supporting the success of both new routes.”

Starting Nov. 2, American will offer daily service between TUL and DCA, excluding Saturdays at the following times:

  • Outbound flight departs TUL at 6 a.m. and arrives at DCA at 9:29 a.m.
  • Inbound flight departs DCA at 8:40 p.m. and arrives at TUL at 10:35 p.m.

Starting Nov. 6, American will operate service between TUL and MIA on Saturdays at the following times:

  • Outbound flight departs TUL at 7 a.m. and arrives at MIA at 11:05 a.m.
  • Inbound flight departs MIA at 7:30 p.m. and arrives at TUL at 9:45 p.m.

Both routes will operate on an Embraer 175 aircraft. Tickets go on sale Monday, July 5 on aa.com.

“Home to a million residents and thriving aviation, aerospace and energy industries, Tulsa is a hub for regional economic activity and hosts an ever-growing and vibrant community,” Senator Inhofe said. “I am glad to see American Airlines continue to invest in Tulsa, adding three new daily flights into and out of Tulsa International Airport. I appreciate their growing presence in the state of Oklahoma and join many in looking forward to flying these new routes in November.”

“We are thrilled with today’s announcement from American Airlines,” said Tulsa County Board of County Commissioners Chair Stan Sallee. “The new routes are a great addition for the entire Green Country region and will help make us an easier and more desirable place to visit. I also know that many of our Tribal leaders, legislators and delegates will be thrilled to have these flights as an option moving forward.”

“Increasing the number of direct flights has been a strategic priority of our Chamber for the past several years,” says Mike Neal, president and CEO of the Tulsa Regional Chamber. “Expanding Tulsa’s connectivity to major markets strengthens our efforts to support existing businesses, attract new companies and increase visitors to the Tulsa region. The Chamber’s member businesses have wanted a direct flight to Washington’s Reagan National for years, so I’m confident the route will be highly utilized. We thank American Airlines and Tulsa International Airport for their strong partnership and continued investment in northeast Oklahoma.”

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