American Airlines today announced new daily nonstop service between Louisville International Airport (SDF) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) beginning Tuesday, April 2, 2019. The airline will operate the flight using a 128-seat Airbus 319 aircraft with WiFi and in-seat power. The daily flight is scheduled to depart SDF at 7:24 a.m. and arrive at LAX at 9:00 a.m. The nonstop return flight is scheduled to depart LAX at 10:55 p.m. and arrive at SDF at 6:02 a.m.
“This new nonstop flight between Louisville International Airport and Los Angeles is more exciting news for our city, and another way we are creating opportunities for the residents and businesses of Louisville. The flight is great for attracting business, showcasing our city to new clientele in the west coast market, and giving us quicker access to workforce and growth opportunities,” said Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer. “Creating new opportunities like this one requires strong public-private partnerships. I applaud our partners at the Louisville International Airport, Louisville Regional Airlift Development, Commonwealth of Kentucky and American Airlines, and I encourage the people of Louisville to support this exciting opportunity.”
“We are ecstatic with American Airlines’ decision to offer service on our largest unserved and most requested route,” said Dan Mann, Executive Director of the Louisville Regional Airport Authority. “Their addition of this transcontinental service along with continued growth of other routes is a testament to their confidence in our market and a shining example of the results of community partnership.”
With this announcement, American Airlines will offer 27 daily nonstop flights to seven destinations from Louisville including Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Miami, New York-LaGuardia and Washington-Reagan.
American Airlines also plans to upgrade aircraft at Louisville International Airport to larger jets to serve the increased passenger traffic to Charlotte and Dallas.
Louisville International Airport is served by six airlines offering flights to 32 nonstop destinations including 17 of the region’s top 20 domestic markets. With just one stop travelers from across the region can reach 170 international destinations in 81 countries on six continents.