American Airlines' connection service, Envoy Air Inc., will begin regular commercial flights servicing Stillwater Regional Airport beginning Aug. 26.
There will be two flights daily connecting Stillwater with American Airlines' hub at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, a source with direct knowledge of the flights said.
The aircraft will be an Embraer ERJ-145 branded as American Eagle, operated by Envoy Air, and would seat up to 50 passengers in an economy configuration, the source said.
The service is expected to be similar to an Envoy Air connection from Dallas to Manhattan, Kansas. Prices are expected to be similar to the airline’s connection service from Fort Smith, Arkansas, to Dallas, at about $275, according to Kayak.com. Passengers can book flights beginning Saturday.
Flight times for planes departing Stillwater each day are 6:55 a.m. and 2:35 p.m., the source said. Departing flights from Dallas are at 12:46 p.m. and 7:11 p.m. The flights are projected to take an hour and 15 minutes.
Although there are no plans to expand, any extra flights will depend on the flights’ popularity in their first six months, the source said.
The City of Stillwater, American Airlines and Oklahoma State University announced a press conference scheduled at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Stillwater Regional Airport, according to a media release.
Speakers listed on the release include Governor Mary Fallin, Sen. James Inhofe, Rep. Frank Lucas, Mayor Gina Noble, OSU President Burns Hargis and American Airlines representatives.
Noble wouldn't confirm the information but said to "expect good news" at the press conference Friday.