Friday, December 15, 2017

Busy Tulsa International Airport (KTUL) means more flights and bargains for Tulsans

TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) - The Tulsa International Airport had a record number of passengers boarding in November.

In all, 120,605 people boarded flights in our city. That was up 2.6 percent from a year before.

While that's a good economic indicator, the airport's CEO said it will pay off for all Tulsa travelers.

Mark VanLoh said, "Even legacy carriers are now offering new low-priced ticketing options."

More passengers make Tulsa attractive to more airlines, and the competition will save us all money.

The arrival of Allegiant Airlines in 2013 was the start of more choices for Tulsans.

Frontier will start service to Denver, Orlando and San Diego in March 2018, with plans for more destinations to follow.

We met Dorene Landers who was heading to Denver for Christmas. She's a senior citizen who loves flying out of Tulsa.

"I'd rather go from this one and come back to this one than those others; they're too big," said Landers. "Everybody's nice to me here, and I have no problems here."

Landers wasn't very confident about what she'd encounter at the sprawling terminal in Colorado.

Several people told us that you'll really appreciate flying out of Tulsa if you spend much time in hubs like Los Angeles, Chicago and New York.

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