American Airlines Announces Expansion of Service from Monterey Regional Airport to Dallas-Fort Worth
Upgraded Aircraft Brings Mainline Service to MRY

Press Release Michael La Pier, AAEExecutive DirectorMonterey Regional Airport

MONTEREY, CA, October 20, 2022 – As Monterey Regional Airport continues to increase in popularity amongst local and visiting travelers, American Airlines announces that starting in February it will begin using larger aircraft for its twice-daily flights to Dallas-Fort Worth.

“American Airlines is excited to introduce mainline service between Monterey Regional Airport and Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport this February,” said Philippe Puech, American’s Director of Short-Haul Network Planning. “We look forward to serving MRY with an Airbus A319 aircraft, offering local residents with greater access to hundreds of destinations in American’s global network and connecting more customers to experience the beauty of the California coast.”

“The announcement today of this significant upgrade of aircraft to Dallas-Fort Worth by American Airlines further validates the strength of the Monterey market and our partnership with American Airlines,” said Michael La Pier, Monterey Regional Airport’s Executive Director. “For the first time in nearly three decades, our region will enjoy daily non-stop service on a mainline aircraft which will increase our available seats by nearly 40,000 per year in the Dallas-Fort Worth market. As always, the challenge for our region is to use the service and fill the new seats. We want to thank American Airlines for the confidence they have shown in our region by taking this step today.”

The route was previously flown using a 76-seat Embraer 175 aircraft. The A319 nearly doubles the number of available seats each day, with 128 total seats, and offers three classes, with 8 First Class seats, 24 in Main Cabin Extra, and 96 in the Main Cabin.

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About Monterey Regional Airport Monterey Regional Airport (MRY) is Monterey County’s only commercial airport and accommodates over 450,000 passengers each year. The airport serves eight nonstop markets. We are committed to providing our customers with superior services and a convenient, hassle-free experience in a safe, secure, professional environment. Be sure to visit or follow @montereyairport on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.