A trio of new destinations and a different airline service provider will begin tomorrow at the Joplin airport. Joplin flyers will no longer be able to fly to Dallas starting Tuesday, June 1st. The change will mark the first time in nearly 30-years that residents of the Four States will have the option of three destinations from Joplin. The new destinations will be Chicago, Denver, and Houston. The change in cities also comes with a new provider. American Airlines regional provider, Sky West is being replaced with United Express.
This is the second time in recent years that flyers out of Joplin will be able to access the Windy City. In 2019, American Airlines offered 1 daily round trip to the city, but that flight was canceled during the coronavirus pandemic. United Express will use 50-seat Bombardier CRJ-200 aircraft. The first flight of the new schedule is to Houston, leaving tomorrow at 11:44 am.