American Airlines announced extensive-ranging modifications to its international plan for the summer Thursday, which includes adjustments at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
The airline does not approach to resume flights from CLT to Barcelona or to Paris through following summertime, according to American. And flights from Charlotte to Honolulu will not run following Jan. 3, because of to extensive-physique plane shortages.
But American, the dominant provider at the Charlotte airport, will operate up to 7 everyday flights to 6 trans-Atlantic locations from CLT.
Individuals places are:
▪ Dublin, with flights day-to-day from May perhaps 5 through Oct. 28
▪ Rome, with flights every day from Could 5 by means of Oct. 28
▪ Frankfurt, Germany, with flights everyday from March 27 by Oct. 29
▪ London (Heathrow Airport), now functioning once day-to-day. That route will run twice daily from March 27 to Oct. 29
▪ Madrid, with flights day by day from March 27 by way of Oct. 5
▪ Munich, with flights everyday from March 27 as a result of Oct. 29.
In the final year, American extra 37 new global flights to its plan.
Fewer huge planes readily available
Some improvements to the summer months 2022 intercontinental timetable occur thanks to shortages in Boeing 787 planes. American presently has 46 Boeing 787s.
The airline predicted to receive an additional 14 from Boeing this year and in 2022, but has only received a person.
That’s why American will no longer run its flight to Honolulu from the Charlotte airport. That flight experienced operated on a extensive-system aircraft. Wide-physique plane experienced been temporarily employed on some domestic routes through the coronavirus pandemic as lots of worldwide routes had been set on hold.
Upcoming summer, American strategies to fly 80% of its huge-body very long-haul global capacity compared to 2019. That is up from 37% very last summer season and 12% in summer 2020.
Passenger targeted visitors at Charlotte airport
The Charlotte airport saw a steep drop in passenger traffic early past yr as the coronavirus pandemic hit the U.S.
The airport has seen around pre-pandemic passenger concentrations in modern months, but the air vacation sector is not nevertheless on continual floor.
A lot more than 2 million people today boarded planes at CLT in October, the most modern thirty day period of knowledge obtainable.
That’s a major enhancement from that thirty day period past calendar year, when nearly 1.4 million folks boarded planes. However, this October’s passenger depend trails that month in 2019, in advance of the pandemic hit North Carolina, when 2.2 million persons boarded planes at CLT.
This story was initially posted December 9, 2021 1:20 PM.