TEXARKANA, Ark. — For the end of this month and for the latter portion of next month, the Texarkana Regional Airport is planning to restore three to four scheduled daily flights near the holidays.
Presently, the airport, which currently has two daily flights to and from Dallas -Ft. Worth International Airport, will start adding a third flight the last three days of this month — with no flights scheduled for Thanksgiving.
Airport Executive Aviation Director Paul Mehrlich III, stated in a recent email, that the big news is that next month, a third flight per day, will be added for both Dec. 17 and 18 — with a fourth flight being added Dec. 19 through the end this year — with the added stipulation that there will be only one inbound flight on Christmas Day.
Up unit at least mid-winter to early spring of this year, airport officials were able to maintain the four flights per day schedule until COVID -19 hit. By April, the lack of commercial passenger traffic caused by the pandemic, forced the eventual cut from four to just one scheduled flight per day — until a second flight could be added during the past late summer.
During the last couple of months Mehrlich said that the gradual climb back to four flights would be contingent on the restoration of normal passenger traffic.
The airport's next regular Authority Board meeting will be at 9 a.m., Nov. 19.