American Airlines said Thursday that it’s adding flights from Charlotte to two new U.S. cities, and that it might extend international service when it gets additional gates at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Starting June 7, the carrier will operate nonstop flights from Charlotte to Panama City, Fla., and South Bend, Ind. American Airlines announced the flights as part of its plans to start 52 new routes in 2018, including shuttle service from Chicago O’Hare to LaGuardia in New York. Although American has announced new international routes, including from Philadelphia to Budapest and Dallas/Fort Worth to Reykjavik, Iceland, Vasu Raja, vice president of network and schedule planning, said Charlotte will likely have to wait for more international service. “The airport is as full as it can be all day, every day,” he said of Charlotte Douglas International Airport. “We have certain challenges being able to operate any more international … [Read more...] about American Airlines is adding flights from Charlotte to two new cities
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — United Airlines will increase the volume of nonstop flights into and out of one Alabama airport.AL.com reports that the Huntsville International Airport announced Monday that the airline will add more flights between Huntsville and Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, Denver International Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport. Service will increase by two arrivals and two departures each day between each city and Huntsville, beginning June 7.MORE: United’s new 18-hour flight is longest-ever by a U.S. airlineNo new destinations have been added.The northern Alabama airport's executive director, Rick Tucker, says the additions offer more options and savings to Tennessee Valley residents.United Airlines also flies nonstop between Huntsville and Houston.TODAY IN THE SKY: United Airlines fills out route map with eight new routesBY THE NUMBERS: The fleet and hubs of United AirlinesTODAY IN THE … [Read more...] about United Airlines adds more flights from Huntsville, Ala.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — United Airlines will increase the volume of nonstop flights into and out of one Alabama airport.AL.com reports that the Huntsville International Airport announced Monday that the airline will add more flights between Huntsville and Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, Denver International Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport. Service will increase by two arrivals and two departures each day between each city and Huntsville, beginning June 7.MORE: United’s new 18-hour flight is longest-ever by a U.S. airlineNo new destinations have been added.The northern Alabama airport's executive director, Rick Tucker, says the additions offer more options and savings to Tennessee Valley residents.United Airlines also flies nonstop between Huntsville and Houston.BY THE NUMBERS: The fleet and hubs of United AirlinesTODAY IN THE SKY: United's Boeing 747 farewell flight was one to rememberTODAY IN THE SKY: … [Read more...] about United Airlines adds more flights from Huntsville, Ala.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — United Airlines is adding a seasonal direct flight between Rapid City and Newark, New Jersey. The weekly Saturday flight through United's regional carrier Republic Airways will link the Black Hills to metropolitan destinations in the northeast and mid-Atlantic states. The flight on a 76-passenger jet will begin June 23 and continue through Sept. 8. The Rapid City Journal reports that the Rapid City airport has seasonal nonstop flights to Chicago, Atlanta and Charlotte, and year-round flights to Denver, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Houston and Dallas. ——— Information from: Rapid City Journal, http://www.rapidcityjournal.com … [Read more...] about United adding direct flight between Rapid City and Newark
Indianapolis to London? Nonstop?Tallyho, Hoosiers.The Indianapolis Airport Authority is pursuing flights to Heathrow Airport in London to meet the demands of a growing number of international travelers working in the Circle City.About 360 daily travelers, including employees from local corporations such as Eli Lilly and Co. and Cummins, take overseas flights from Indianapolis to Europe, Asia and Africa. But to get there, they must catch connecting flights in Chicago or East Coast cities to take them across "the pond.”Airport officials said the time is right to offer nonstop flights from America's Crossroads to Europe.“Indy is home to a number of businesses that have a global presence that could potentially benefit from the efficiency and convenience of a London flight,” airport spokeswoman Stephanie McFarland said in an email.The London route “would provide a gateway from Indianapolis into Europe, Eastern Europe, the Middle … [Read more...] about Indianapolis airport pursues only overseas flight
A coalition of business, community and government leaders has launched an effort to expand nonstop air service to Louisville International Airport — with Los Angeles and Boston as the first target cities.Louisville Regional Airlift Development Inc., or LRAD, was formed by Humana co-founder David Jones Sr. and other local leaders who say that increasing nonstop air service is crucial to job growth, tourism, and the region's overall economic well-being.Other cities have soared past Louisville in air service, and they're reaping the benefits in job creation and new investment, said Luke Schmidt, LRAD's project consultant. "Louisville is the largest city in the East with no nonstop flight to the West Coast," he said, and "access is a box to check off." Related coverage ► Louisville airport adding $54 Allegiant Airlines flights to Phoenix ► Frontier Airlines to restore Louisville service, offer route to Denver ► … [Read more...] about Can Louisville land nonstop flights to LA or Boston? Group forms to make it happen
In June 1995, American Airlines announced it would end its nonstop flight to London from Nashville, citing a lack of business and first-class travelers.City and state officials who had celebrated the flight’s launch as an economic jolt just 11 months earlier mourned its short-lived existence.“It was harmful to Nashville’s image, when you gain something and lose something like that,” said Nashville Chamber of Commerce CEO Ralph Schulz. “The question you have to ask is, was the market ready for the flight then?"As Nashville leaders announce the return of a nonstop flight to London, this time with British Airways, they say there is no question now that the city can sustain demand for the flight.Given the city and state’s thriving music industry, tourism sector and general business growth, passengers will be plentiful, a point Schulz and other Nashville leaders have stressed to British Airways and other airlines for four years.Gov. … [Read more...] about Nashville flight to London launches in May with high expectations
Frontier Airlines announced Tuesday morning three new nonstop flights will be coming to the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport this spring.Frontier Vice President of Marketing Tyri Squyres and CVG CEO Candace McGraw said at a news conference the airline will be offering nonstop flights from CVG to New York City, Minneapolis and San Diego. Introductory fairs will start as low as $29. The flights will begin in the spring.The low-cost carrier will have approximately 93 weekly flights out of CVG, a substantial increase over the approximately 50 weekly flight Frontier had last year at this time. CVG is the sixth-largest city that Frontier serves.Tuesday's development comes after Southwest Airlines' Jan. 4 announcement it would begin nonstop flights to Chicago and Baltimore starting June 4.Frontier will now offer nonstop flights to 16 markets, as well as seasonal flights to Cancun. The goal is to have something for everyone, whether they are traveling for … [Read more...] about Frontier announces 3 new nonstop CVG flights
American Airlines announced on Thursday that it hopes to add nonstop service to Beijing from its hub at Dallas/Fort Worth. The carrier – now the nation's largest following its merger with US Airways – says it has filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation for the rights to fly the route.If approved, the service would begin next summer. AA says the route new would will be the first regularly scheduled nonstop flight to link Beijing and Dallas/Fort Worth. TODAY IN THE SKY: American to end frequent-flier pact with Israel's El Al BOOKMARK: Add Today in the Sky to your favorites TODAY IN THE SKY: American Airlines CEO not worried about overcapacityAA plans to operate the flight on its Boeing 777-200ER aircraft. The new route also comes as AA has sought to bolster its presence to Asia during the past two years. While American has strong alliance partners in Asia, it operates relatively few trans-Pacific flights as compared to rivals United and … [Read more...] about American plans Beijing-Dallas/Fort Worth nonstop
American Airlines will begin nonstop service between Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) and Beijing on May 7. Seats for the new route will go on sale Saturday (Jan. 24).American had already announced its intention to add the route last September, but the carrier needed regulatory approval before it could finalize its plans.AA's Beijing-bound flight will depart DFW at 10:40 a.m. and land in Beijing at 2:15 p.m. on the following day, all times local. The return leaves China at 4:25 p.m. and lands in Texas at 5 p.m. on the same day, all times local.TODAY IN THE SKY: American plans Beijing-Dallas/Fort Worth nonstop (September 2014)American will operate the flights on Boeing 777-200ER aircraft. The carrier already flies to Beijing from its hub at Chicago O'Hare.The new DFW route comes as AA has moved to bolster its presence to Asia during the past two years. While American has strong alliance partners in Asia, it operates relatively few trans-Pacific flights as compared to U.S. rivals United and … [Read more...] about American Airlines: DFW-Beijing flights will start May 7