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Meadows Field Airport resumes flight with American Airlines to Dallas, Phoenix

Posted at 10:32 AM, Jul 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-08 15:21:42-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Kern County Department of Airports announces the restoration of air service at Meadows Field Airport this week.

American Airlines restarted four daily flights to the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (two each) this week. The flights come after Meadows Field Airport suspended air service in April due to COVID-19.

American made firm a commitment also to add an additional third daily flight to PHX starting August 20. That will be a total of three daily flights to PHX.

The restored service between Dallas Fort Worth, Phoenix, and Meadows Field will increase the seating capacity by 80,000 seats annually for the benefit of Kern County residents.

American Airlines also announced its introduction of Embraer 175 regional jet aircraft to the market on flights to DFW.

“There is a noticeable increase in passengers in the Terminal”, stated Airport Director Mark Witsoe. “People appear to be excited to travel again and everyone is respecting each other’s health with a suitable face covering.”