The first flight from Dallas/Fort Worth to Meadows Field Airport is scheduled to arrive Sunday night.
The airport’s newest service adds a fourth line from Bakersfield. Previously, the airport had serviced Phoenix, San Francisco and Denver.
The first flight from Dallas should arrive at 8:38 p.m. on Sunday.
Travelers to Dallas are scheduled to leave from Bakersfield at 7:16 a.m. on Monday. To mark the occasion, airport staff will be on hand to pass out “Texas-size” donuts.
The American Airlines flight will add 72-79 seats to and from Dallas.
“This reinforces the opportunity to travel throughout the country and, in some cases, major international destinations with just one connection when you start your trip from Meadows Field Airport,” the airport said in a statement.