Gainesville airport adds second daily Dallas flight for the summer 

American Airlines out of GNV Regional Airport
American Airlines out of GNV Regional Airport.
Photo by Seth Johnson

American Airlines will add a second daily flight to Dallas-Fort Worth from Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV) in June and July.  

GNV announced the increased flight frequency on Monday, noting that Dallas offers access to 96 unique destinations not available from other GNV connections like Miami or Charlotte. From Dallas, Gainesville passengers can access nonstop flights to Honolulu, Anchorage, Tokyo and Seoul. 

Allan Penksa, GNV’s chief executive officer, said that these flights allow first class and other amenities for business and leisure travelers to access Dallas and beyond.  

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“The Dallas route has been extremely popular with our travelers, and they very much missed the convenience and options when the frequency diminished,” Penksa said in a press release.  

The Gainesville flights to Dallas will leave at 5:45 a.m. and 4:26 p.m. The return flights leave Dallas at 12:19 p.m. and 8:55 p.m. The flight lasts around 2 hours and 45 minutes.   

Besides creating more options for daily business trips, the press release said the extra Dallas flight can help passengers route around bad weather or other disruptions at another American Airlines hub to get back home.    

Penksa said that taking advantage of the summer flights will increase the chances that American Airlines will keep both daily flights.  

American Airlines started the Dallas flights from GNV in March 2019 with one flight, to and from, per day. A second daily flight was added two months later. Once the COVID-19 pandemic hit, passenger numbers dropped everywhere, and American Airlines cut the second flight before slowing increasing to a maximum of three flights per day in the summer of 2021.  

The flight then fluctuated between one and two per day in 2022.  

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