American Airlines Offers Daily Service from TRI to DFW

Blountville, TN – American Airlines and the Tri-Cities Airport Authority (TCAA) announced nonstop service to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) beginning September 4, 2019. The new service will be twice daily and available for booking starting April 15, 2019.

“We are very excited to grow our presence at TRI,” said Cedric Rockamore, American Airlines Vice President of Hub Operations at DFW. “Offering two daily flights from TRI to DFW will help us continue to provide customers in this market an opportunity to easily travel to our largest hub and connect on American to numerous destinations around the world.”

“We are thrilled American Airlines has chosen to expand service at TRI by adding twice daily service to Dallas,” said Gene Cossey, TCAA executive director. “The Dallas flight, and continuing our work to increase service, are vital to the region’s business and tourism communities. Our passengers will now have access to 84 additional one-stop routes that are not currently available from TRI on American Airlines.”

“Our community has been asking for this flight for some time and we are so pleased that American Airlines has chosen to add daily jet service to DFW,” said Jon Smith, TCAA Chairman. “The Tri-Cities region will now have direct access to the Dallas/Fort Worth area and beyond for work or leisure. Additional service connects people and economies, making this region an even better place to live, work, and play.”

American Airlines will now offer nonstop service to Charlotte and Dallas/Forth Worth from TRI. Flights can be booked on the booking engine or directly with American at

The initial flight schedule is below: (TRI is in ET, DFW is in CT)

Departing AirportDeparture TimeArriving AirportArrival Time
TRI6:15 AMDFW7:50 AM
DFW12:35 PMTRI3:55 PM
TRI4:20 PMDFW5:55 PM
DFW6:55 PMTRI10:15 PM

American Airlines will add DFW flights prior to the regular schedule to support the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in August. The flight schedule for the race is listed below:

Flight #DatesDeparting AirportDeparture TimeArriving AirportArrival Time
AA 37228/15DFW12:25 PMTRI3:45 PM
AA 37228/15TRI4:15 PMDFW5:50 PM
AA 37228/16DFW12:25 PMTRI3:45 PM
AA 37228/16TRI4:15 PMDFW5:50 PM
AA 37228/18DFW12:25 PMTRI3:45 PM
AA 37228/18TRI4:15 PMDFW5:50 PM
AA 37228/19DFW12:25 PMTRI3:45 PM
AA 37228/19TRI4:15 PMDFW5:50 PM
AA 37228/20DFW12:25 PMTRI3:45 PM
AA 37228/20TRI4:15 PMDFW5:50 PM


Tri-Cities Airport (TRI) is a full-service commercial airport serving Northeast Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, Western North Carolina, and Eastern Kentucky. TRI offers non-stop flights to five hubs (Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas Fort Worth (beginning 9/4/19), Orland/Sanford, and St. Pete/Clearwater/Tampa) on Allegiant, American, and Delta. For more information about Tri-Cities Airport, visit