By Jack Harty / Published March 2, 2014
American Airlines (AA) and US Airways will make several minor changes to routes between Charlotte and select AA hubs, starting April 1st. US Airways will take over all of American Eagle’s operations in and out of Charlotte (CLT) to Chicago, Miami, and New York LaGuardia. Currently, American Eagle connects Charlotte directly to Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Miami, and New York LaGuardia. Only flights to Dallas/Fort Worth are operated by mainline American aircraft.
American and US Airways operate approximately 17 flights a day on weekdays between the CLT and LaGuardia. However, the number will decrease to approximately 13 flights a day on weekdays as the new AA had to give up slots at LaGuardia in order to receive approval to merge. US Airways will operate a mix of A319s, A321s, CRJ-200s, CRJ-900s, and E-175s. Air Wisconsin, Mesa Airlines, and Republic will operate the regional flights under the US Airways Express brand.
On June 1, US will take over all flights between Charlotte and Miami. The carrier will operate approximately 10 flights per day between the two cities. A mix of A320s, A321s, and 737-400s will be utilized on this route.
Additionally, it will also assume all flights between Charlotte and Chicago on June 1. There will be 10 flights a day on weekdays between the two cities. US Airways will operate a mix of A320s, A321s, and CRJ-900s. Regional flights under the US Airways Express brand will be operated by Mesa Airlines
There does not appear to be any changes to their schedules between Charlotte and Dallas/Fort Worth.
Jack Harty in Houston reported this story. You can contact him at Jack.Harty@airchive.com.