On Friday, officials with the City of El Paso and El Paso International Airport announced that American Airlines will be expanding service to Charlotte’s Douglas International Airport, beginning in August
“Flights to Charlotte considerably enhances the region’s access to the east coast, Europe, Mexico, and the Caribbean.” Sam Rodriguez, Director of Aviation said. “This is an exceptional addition for our leisure and military traveler, but also significant for the business traveler who is projected to start traveling again later this year.”
Tickets will go on sale Monday, May 3, 2021 for daily flights, beginning August 17, 2021. The flight will be operated on a Boeing 737-800 series aircraft and the schedule is as follows:
- Flight from El Paso departs, 6:00 a.m.; arrives in Charlotte, 12:15 p.m.
- Flight from Charlotte departs, 6:18 p.m.; arrives in El Paso, 8:23 p.m.
“We are excited to strengthen our network at ELP with new nonstop service to Charlotte, one of American’s largest hubs,” said Brian Znotins, American Airlines Vice President of Network Planning.
“We look forward to welcoming more local customers to fly with us and further connecting them with our global network through CLT and beyond.”
City officials share that El Paso International Airport has been “consistently performing above the national average” when it comes to passenger traffic recovery. This past March El Paso International saw 21.3 percent more passengers than in March 2019, and the national average growth was about 8 percent.
“This announcement aligns with our City’s Strategic plan focusing on growing the core business of air transportation,” officials added. “Rebuilding and adding service in El Paso is possible because of the regional demand and vaccination effectiveness in our community and it represents the resiliency of our region.”