Springfield Airport Authority Welcomes the Return of American Airlines to Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport (SPI)


SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS – American Airlines has resumed its scheduled daily flights at the Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport (SPI).  The return follows a pandemic related hiatus, which impacted the SPI to Dallas/Ft. Worth (DFW) route between October and early January.  American Airlines resumed regular service between SPI and Dallas/Ft. Worth (DFW) on Jan. 5, 2021, marking a highpoint in the airport’s COVID-19 recovery efforts.

“We welcome American’s resumption of service to Springfield.  We are excited and relieved by the return of American Airlines and the ever-important access they provide to their Dallas/ Ft. Worth hub, which includes connectivity to an extensive network of domestic and international destinations,” said Executive Director Mark Hanna.

Flights from Springfield’s Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport (SPI) on American Airlines can be booked at www.aa.com or by contacting your favorite local travel professional.


Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport was named the 2010 Primary Airport of the Year by the Illinois Department of Transportation. In 2012 IDOT released an Economic Impact study indicating Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport generates $563.6 million in total economic output annually for the local economy impacting 4,797 jobs. The airport is home to many major tenants that including Illinois Air National Guard’s 183rd Wing, IDOT’s Division of Aeronautics, LLCC’s LRS Aviation Maintenance Training Center, StandardAero and Stellar Aviation. The airport’s main passenger terminal is home to the Passenger Service Center and Sky Club, a membership-based club offering exclusive amenities for frequent travelers.  Commercial passenger air service offerings feature service to Dallas/Ft. Worth on American Airlines, to Chicago on United Airlines and Ft. Myers/Punta Gorda on Allegiant.  More information can be found online at www.FlySPI.com or by calling the Passenger Service Center at 217-788-9200.