Direct flight to Dallas added to Edmonton International Airport

EDMONTON – If you’re planning a trip to Texas, it’s about to get a lot easier thanks to a new non-stop flight to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

“This is a really, really important addition for us because there’s there’s a lot of trade that happens, especially in oil in gas,” said Mayor Don Iveson.

Brad Ferguson, head of the Edmonton Economic Development Corporation, believes the expanded air services will open even more business and investment opportunities for local companies. Alberta Tourism officials, meanwhile, hope the flight will entice Texans to visit our province. 

But it’s also being touted as an opportunity for Edmontonians to get to other parts of the world, since there are several flights to South America as well as the Middle East from Dallas.

The new daily route will be offered by American Airlines and has a running time of three hours and 55 minutes.

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It will leave Edmonton at 8:10 a.m. and arrive in Dallas/Fort Worth at 1:05 p.m. The northbound flight will leave Dallas/Fort Worth at 4:20 p.m. and arrive in Edmonton at 7:25 p.m.

The Edmonton-Dallas/Fort Worth connection marks the 14th American destination that Edmonton travellers can get to out of EIA.

It’s set to lift off on April 2 of next year. Travellers can start purchasing their tickets for it on Sunday.

With files from Tom Vernon, Global News