After 20 Years Commercial Flights Return To Purdue University

Commercial Flights Return To Purdue University

Purdue University and Surf Air Mobility Inc. (NYSE: SRFM) have scheduled commuter air service between West Lafayette/Purdue University Airport (LAF) and Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport (ORD). This marks the return of commercial air service for the first time since 2004 to LAF, Indiana’s second-busiest airport in terms of total annual aircraft operations.

Purdue University has a renowned history in aviation that includes Amelia Earhart, who was an instructor and advisor in careers for women. Earhart flew out of Purdue University Airport in the 1930s, when it became the nation’s first university-owned airport.

A new 8,000 -10,000 sq. foot terminal is in the plans and will be named after Earhart.  With Southern’s interline and distribution agreements with United Airlines, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines, West Lafayette passengers are able to have a seamless connection experience at the hub, including through-bag transfer.