American Airlines will be making a nice upgrade to a few of its flights traveling to the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport.
The airline will use the Airbus A319 on four of its nine flights each day between XNA and the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport.
On those four routes, the 128-seat A319 replaces the 76-seat Embraer ERJ-175. The other five flights will continue to be the ERJ-175.
The change, which will occur on Sept. 4, means American will have 204 more seats available on flights to and from XNA.
American and the other airlines continue to add seat capacity at XNA by increasing the size of their planes. That’s occurring because the airport is seeing its number of passengers continue to rise. The airport’s enplanements were up 12 percent during the first four months of 2019 compared to the same months in 2018.
American Airlines over the past few months has announced other XNA improvements to its service. The most important were the airline’s decisions to fly to Philadelphia, beginning in September, and Miami, starting in December.
Pictured at the top: Miguel Angel Sanz captured this photograph of American Airlines planes.