New same-day round trip flights to D.C. coming in 2020

New same-day round trip flights to D.C. coming in 2020
American Airlines flight No. 2083 on the tarmac at Montgomery Regional Airport

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - A new flight schedule at Montgomery Regional Airport will offer greater flexibility for customers traveling to Washington D.C.

According to MGM, starting Jan. 7 American Airlines will offer a new schedule for same-day, return flights between the Montgomery airport and Reagan National Airport (DCA) in D.C., meaning customers will be able to leave Montgomery on an early flight and return home later that evening.

“This flight is a milestone in providing a full day trip option for the government, business, and military traveling public,” said Executive Airport Director, Marshall J. Taggart, Jr. “Our air service development is aggressively pursuing more ways to connect the airport to the region.”

American began non-stop service from MGM to DCA in June 2018, but the airline’s flight patterns required passengers remain overnight before returning.

The same-day flights are now available for purchase at The schedule for the flights will be:

Departure Airport Departure Time Arrival Airport Arrival Time
MGM 6:11 AM DCA 9:17 AM
DCA 7:10 PM MGM 8:19 PM

* All times listed are local

According to Taggart, the flights to D.C. have performed “admirably” at MGM, and each has been about 80 to 85 percent full. He said the flights are popular with the military, business and governmental sectors, and they’re a good service for the people at the Air University.

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