American Airlines Set to Launch Non-Stop Hawaii Flights from Charlotte
If you are planning on visiting Hawaii, you will soon have another option to get there. American Airlines has announced that it will launch seasonal service between Charlotte Douglas and Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu on May 6. The Charlotte-Honolulu route is scheduled to operate twice a week through June 2. On June 3, that service will become daily through Sept. 7, Biz Journals reports.
American Airlines will use a Boeing 777-200 aircraft with 273 seats for this new route. The seating configuration includes 37 lie-flat seats, 24 premium economy seats, and 212 economy seats. This will be the longest route to Hawaii for American Airlines, but the carrier already serves the destination from Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Phoenix.
The move comes as the airline is planning sweeping changes to adjust to new travel trends that are the result of the ongoing pandemic. The airline already said it is cutting several Transatlantic routes. American Airlines it will use its aircraft to add more flights to Latin America and the Caribbean.
In addition to the Charlotte-Honolulu route, American Airlines has added new domestic flights to Fairbanks, Alaska, from both O’Hare International Airport in Chicago and its home base of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.