Starting October 1, travelers will no longer need to make the drive to Fargo to catch an American Airlines flight. According to an article by the Bismarck Tribune:

Flights will depart from Bismarck daily, leaving for Chicago at 12:45 p.m. and leaving for Dallas-Fort Worth at 7:20 a.m. Return flights will leave Chicago for Bismarck at 9:50 a.m. and leave Dallas-Fort Worth for Bismarck at 3:45 p.m. The planes will have the capacity for 50 passengers. Advance tickets are now available.

The new flight service is the latest strategic move by the Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce, designed to "attract and retain employees in North Dakota by adding amenities." A similar deal was struck with Frontier Airlines in 2012, and the COC is planning to pursue deals with more major airlines in the future.