American Airlines Will Begin Flight Service Out of Bismarck Later This Year
Starting October 1, travelers will no longer need to make the drive to Fargo to catch an American Airlines flight. According to an article by the Bismarck Tribune:
Flights will depart from Bismarck daily, leaving for Chicago at 12:45 p.m. and leaving for Dallas-Fort Worth at 7:20 a.m. Return flights will leave Chicago for Bismarck at 9:50 a.m. and leave Dallas-Fort Worth for Bismarck at 3:45 p.m. The planes will have the capacity for 50 passengers. Advance tickets are now available.
The new flight service is the latest strategic move by the Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce, designed to "attract and retain employees in North Dakota by adding amenities." A similar deal was struck with Frontier Airlines in 2012, and the COC is planning to pursue deals with more major airlines in the future.