The American Airlines announcement made on Monday says the airline’s operator will provide a nonstop service offered weekly to fly the passengers between New Haven and Charlotte, N.C.
In a release, the Tweed New Haven Airport Authority stated American has decided to add jet flights between New Haven and Charlotte Douglas International Airport to fly on Saturdays starting from December 22. After Delta Air Lines rolled back its Delta Connection services operated between New Haven and Cincinnati in 2006, Charlotte becomes the first commercial destination to receive a regularly scheduled flight service from Tweed.
PSA Airlines will operate the new service on its 50-seat Bombardier CRJ200 planes, the same ones which the airline services operated earlier to Philadelphia.
Charlotte is today the country’s second-biggest hub with connections to over 150 destinations which also include services to the Caribbean and Florida. Over and above, connections to hundreds of destinations spread across more than 50 countries are offered through Philadelphia. Tickets for the new service are now sold on www.flytweed.com and www.aa.com.
Talking on the new connection, airport authority Executive Director Tim Larson said, “We are thrilled that American is able to add another route at Tweed-New Haven on the existing runway. This represents an improved passenger experience for our customers and is a demonstration of American’s continued commitment to our growing market”.
As per the initial schedule, the flight will depart from New Haven at 9:50 am and will land in Charlotte at 11:58 am. On the reverse direction, it will leave Charlotte at 7:30 am and will reach the New Haven Airport at 9:20 am.
To start with, the airlines operator is flying only one flight per week on a trial basis to gauge the market response. Based on aircrafts availability, the company has plans to provide additional flights between these two destinations.