American becomes latest commercial airline to fly out of growing Provo airport

The carrier will begin offering daily flights out of Provo this fall.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Provo Municipal Airport will offer three new daily direct flights this fall.

More flights are coming to the growing Provo Municipal Airport as a third commercial airline announced it will offer daily flights to two major travel hubs starting this fall.

Beginning Oct. 7, two daily American Airlines flights will head to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, and one daily flight will go to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

The airline joins Allegiant Air, which flies to seven destinations from Provo, and Utah-based Breeze Airways, which recently announced new direct flights from Provo to Dallas.

The Provo airport began to offer commercial flights in 2011, after Rep. John Curtis — who previously served two terms as Provo’s mayor before he was elected to Congress — supported a new radar system at the airport.

From 2010 to 2021, Utah County’s population grew by about 32 percent, according to data from the University of Utah’s Kem C. Garnder Policy Institute.

“American Airlines is proud to offer service for the first time to Provo, connecting residents year-round to our expansive network,” said Nate Gatten, American Airlines’ executive vice president.

To the north, Salt Lake City International Airport will continue to serve as a Delta Air Lines hub until at least mid-2044, following a landmark December 2022 deal between the carrier and the city. The airline accounts for about 70% of Salt Lake City’s outbound flights.

A Delta representative declined to comment on the Provo airport announcement.