American Airlines will start daily service between Clinton National Airport (LIT) in Little Rock and Reagan National Airport (DCA) near Washington D.C. on April 3. LIT announced the new service on Monday (Oct. 30), and tickets are on sale for the more than two hour flight operated by American Eagle.
“Nonstop service to DCA, which has been heavily requested by both business and leisure travelers, is essential to connecting Arkansas to the nation’s capital,” said Ronald Mathieu, executive director of Clinton National Airport. “We appreciate American’s continued investment in Little Rock as we have worked together for three years to restore this route.”
The aircraft for the service will be a 76-seat Embraer 175, providing two class service and Wi-Fi. The flight will depart from LIT at 7:20 a.m. and arrive at DCA at 10:40 a.m. It will leave DCA at 5:55 p.m. and arrive at LIT at 7:35 p.m.
American has provided service in Little Rock since 1931 and is the airport’s largest carrier. It also offers nonstop service from Little Rock to Chicago, Dallas and Charlotte. Clinton National Airport has six airlines and nearly 70 daily arrivals and departures. Between January and September, enplanements, or the number of passengers flying out, have risen 1.88% to 757,170.