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Nonstop daily flights to Dallas from Harrisburg International Airport restart in June

By Dan Miller

danmiller@pressandjournal.com

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Posted 1/3/19

Daily nonstop flights to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport are coming back to Harrisburg International Airport, starting June 6.

The service from HIA is among 18 new routes for 2019 …

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Nonstop daily flights to Dallas from Harrisburg International Airport restart in June

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Daily nonstop flights to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport are coming back to Harrisburg International Airport, starting June 6.

The service from HIA is among 18 new routes for 2019 announced by Fort Worth-based American Airlines.

Tickets started being sold for the flights last month.

The new year-round service will include one departure each day from HIA to Dallas/Fort Worth, and one daily returning flight, according to HIA.

HIA has not had direct flights to Dallas/Fort Worth since 2008. American pulled the flights after bringing them to HIA in 2006.

The region supported the service, but the direct flights to Dallas/Fort Worth became a casualty to the post-9/11 restructuring of American and other legacy carriers, and to the economic downturn of 2008, airport spokesman Scott Miller told the Press & Journal. Soaring fuel costs at the time were also a contributing factor.

“We are thrilled that American Airlines has chosen to expand service once again from Harrisburg,” HIA Executive Director Tim Edwards said. “Business travelers from throughout central Pennsylvania will no longer have to drive hours each way for a nonstop flight to the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex.”

Dallas/Fort Worth is the largest hub of the American Airlines network, so the direct flights will make it easier for travelers from HIA to connect to destinations throughout Texas, the southern and western United States, Mexico, Latin America and Asia, Edwards said.

Including the new service to Dallas/Fort Worth starting in June, American will offer an average of 16 weekday departures from Harrisburg — six to Charlotte, five to Philadelphia, three to Chicago O’Hare and one each to Dallas and Boston.