American Airlines to add flights between Chicago O’Hare and Springfield, IL for the 2019 Holiday Season

September 13, 2019

springfield, illinois……American Airlines will offer additional flight segments between Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Springfield’s Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport (SPI) during the upcoming holiday season between November 21st and January 6th.  These additional flights to Chicago will supplement American Airlines’ current daily schedule between Springfield and Dallas – Fort Worth, TX (DFW).

Springfield Mayor Jim Langfelder proclaimed, “We are delighted to learn of American Airlines’ plan to add these seasonal flights to Chicago giving family and friends another option to personally connect during the holidays.  It is our hope this will translate to year around service to American’s hub at Chicago O’Hare complementing the service to its Dallas hub, further supporting the efforts to grow our business and tourism trade here in Springfield.”  Mayor Langfelder concluded by noting, “I encourage everyone to fly locally from Springfield when they look to book air travel.  The more passengers who commit to fly from Springfield will greatly improve our community’s chances to maintain the services we already have and will open the door to attract more air service options.”

Sangamon County Board Chairman Andy VanMeter commented, “This is a direct result of the excellent working relationship our airport authority has developed with our air carriers.  Now it’s up to our community to show that we will fill these planes so we can keep them.”

The newly added flights will be operated with 50-seat Embraer Jet Aircraft.  Tickets are currently available for sale; passengers can book travel now by visiting the American Airlines website at: or by calling their Customer Service and Reservation Center at: 1 (800) 433-7300.

Airport Authority Board Commissioner Dianne Barghouti Hardwick stated, “We are grateful for American’s continued commitment to Springfield, Illinois’ Capital City. Service to and beyond Chicago is necessary and critical to keep Springfield globally accessible.  Working to provide dual hub services for each of our network carriers has long been a goal of ours so it is our hope these seasonal flights will be well received. Hardwick concluded by stating, “We are appreciative of the efforts of Pam Minder, the Authority’s Passenger Services Manager, and her staff, and Mark Hanna, the Authority’s Executive Director, and for their diligence in maintaining our current services and pursuing additional service opportunities for our community.”

American Airlines added flights between Springfield (SPI) and Chicago (ORD) 


NOV 21

FLT4181                 ORDSPI                 3:00P-4:01P

FLT4181                 SPIORD                 4:30P-5:42P

FLT4061                 ORDSPI                 8:35P-9:37P


NOV 22 – NOV 27 

FLT4210                 SPIORD                  6:04A-7:15A

FLT4181                ORDSPI                  3:00P-4:01P

FLT4181                SPIORD                 4:30P-5:42P

FLT4061                ORDSPI                  8:35P-9:37P


NOV 28

FLT4210                SPIORD                   6:04A-7:15A

FLT3725                ORDSPI                   12:30P-1:33P


NOV 29

FLT3949                SPIORD                  9:30A-10:41A

FLT3568                ORDSPI                  3:00P-4:01P


NOV 30 – DEC 3

FLT4210                SPIORD                   6:04A-7:15A

FLT4181                ORDSPI                  3:00P-4:01P

FLT4181                SPIORD                  4:30P-5:42P

FLT4061                ORDSPI                  8:35P-9:37P


DEC 18 – JAN 6

FLT 4012               ORDSPI                  2:55P-4:04P

FLT 4012               SPIORD                  4:29P-5:44P


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, which include the Illinois Air National Guard’s 183rd Wing, IDOT’s Division of Aeronautics, Lincoln Land Community College’s LRS Aviation Maintenance Training Center, StandardAero and Stellar Aviation. The airport’s main passenger terminal is also home to numerous car rental companies, Subway™ sandwich shop, the Passenger Service Center and Sky Club, a membership-based club offering additional amenities to frequent travelers.  Commercial passenger air service offerings feature daily service to Dallas/Ft. Worth on American Airlines, to Chicago on United Airlines and to Ft. Myers/Punta Gorda Florida on Allegiant.  More information, including a complete listing of arrivals and departures, can be found online at or by calling the Passenger Service Center at 217-788-9200.