American Airlines customers will have a lot to be thankful for as the airline plans to launch its 5th
non-stop flight between Charleston and our Nation’s capital Washington, DC beginning August 18th
“The addition of a fifth flight is great news for the airport and especially for the Lowcountry and our passengers,” said Paul G. Campbell Jr., executive director and CEO of the Charleston County Aviation Authority.
“Giving our passengers options when it comes to their air travel is a top priority for us. We believe this announcement will further enhance the business and community needs for air travel,” Campbell said.
“Charleston is a vital part of American’s network for business and leisure customers alike. We’re pleased to increase service to CHS from Washington-Reagan, which complements our existing service from six other hubs,” said Margaret Muir, American’s Manager of Network and Schedule Planning for Washington-Reagan.
"American is one of our legacy carriers and a great partner. Expanding service to Washington is a testament to our region's strength and continued economic growth,” said Helen T. Hill, authority Chair and CEO of Explore Charleston. “It's also a reminder that our airport continues to outperform our competitive destinations."
The flight will be operated by Republic Airways as American Eagle on a dual-class Embraer 175 aircraft. American operates nearly 30 daily flights from CHS.
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American Airlines offers customers 6,800 daily flights to more than 365 destinations in 61 countries from its hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Washington, D.C. With a shared purpose of caring for people on life's journey, American's 130,000 global team members serve more than 200 million customers annually. Since 2013, American has invested more than $28 billion in its product and people and now flies the youngest fleet among U.S. network carriers, equipped with industry-leading high-speed Wi-Fi, lie-flat seats, and more inflight entertainment and access to power. American also has enhanced food and beverage options in the air and on the ground in its world-class Admirals Club and Flagship lounges. American was recently named a Five Star Global Airline by the Airline Passenger Experience Association and Airline of the Year by Air Transport World. American is a founding member of one
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