Stillwater to lose American Airlines service due to COVID-19 pandemic


Hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, American Airlines is making more drastic moves including the dropping of service to numerous smaller airports nationally including regional service in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Other airports in the region included Roswell, New Mexico and Joplin, Missouri.

The Oklahoma Office of Workforce Development noted that American and the other U.S. passenger carriers that accepted portions of $25 billion in federal payroll support were required to maintain minimum levels of service through Sept. 30.

American is cutting service to these airports: Del Rio, Texas; Dubuque, Iowa; Florence, South Carolina; Greenville, North Carolina; Huntington, West Virginia; Joplin, Missouri; Kalamazoo/Battle Creek, Michigan; Lake Charles, Louisiana; New Haven, Connecticut; New Windsor, New York; Roswell, New Mexico; Sioux City, Iowa; Springfield, Illinois; Stillwater, Oklahoma; and Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

It was in late July when American Airlines announced a reduction in the number of its flights out of Stillwater, leaving only one mid-day flight replacing two daily flights between Stillwater and Dallas Fort Worth.

American served Stillwater through Envoy Air, a regional carrier that operated as American Eagle under a service agreement with American Airlines.