UPDATE: The Community Responded; American Airlines to Add Third Flight to Charlotte Hub 


ERIE — American Airlines launched a third flight four times a week to Charlotte from Erie on September 7, 2023. This third flight was a great way to test the demand and community response to the additional capacity. The community did respond! Starting in April, American will add a third daily flight between Charlotte and Erie. 

“The Erie regional community responded positively to the additional seats in the market,” said Derek Martin, executive director of the Erie Regional Airport Authority. All flights that departed Erie Airport were 95 percent full in the month of September. 

“American is looking forward to offering local residents a third flight to Charlotte Douglas International Airport from Erie International Airport starting next April,” said Joe Sottile, American Airlines Director of Domestic Network Planning. “With convenient connections over Charlotte to top destinations across the U.S., Europe, the Caribbean and more, American is proud to offer more ways for our customers to see the work next summer.” 

Starting April 4, 2024, American will operate the following schedule: 

  • Charlotte (CLT)  to Erie (ERI) 11:05 a.m. Arrival 12:59 p.m. 
  • CLT to ERI 2:41 p.m. Arrival 4:28 p.m. 
  • CLT to ERI 9:00 p.m. Arrival 10:43 p.m. 
  • ERI to CLT 6:09 a.m. Arrival 8:04 a.m. 
  • ERI to CLT 1:26 p.m. Arrival 3:16 p.m. 
  • ERI to CLT 4:53 p.m. Arrival 6:43 p.m. 

The Erie Regional Airport Authority and business and leisure travelers are excited about the reinstatement of the additional evening departure. The third flight will allow a traveler to leave the west coast on a red-eye and arrive in Erie by 1 p.m. to complete business or visit family and friends. 

“A business traveler can return the same day with this option,” stated Derek Martin. The new flight is a great complement to the service already offered by American Airlines.”

The Erie Regional Airport Authority owns and operates the Erie International Airport, Tom Ridge Field, and its surrounding properties. The airport is self-sufficient and receives no local taxpayer dollars.

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