Charlotte Airport Served Record 50.2 Million Passengers In 2019

Disappointing “big” announcement for a lot of us.

Congrats to CLT either way.

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I mean as likely as the Alaska one is, is that really like big news? I mean sure, new destination, new airline what not, but Alaska serving a major east coast city from Seattle and or Portland is kinda expected already, so add in a major partner hub, and I’d say it’s borderline a guarantee at some point…

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how about CLT to YVR that would be nice

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Yeah… airports and airlines tend to overhype some announcements.

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Probably some frontier announcement. They like to announce stuff on Tuesday’s

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Love it. Hope westjet goes through and does YYC-CLT!

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That’s very true, but either way I’m definitely kinda surprised Alaska isn’t in there already. I mean heck Pittsburgh is going 2x daily on Alaska this summer…

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The “Probably Best Not To Think About It” section made me laugh

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Very well made post!

I think that such “BIG” news for an airport will most certainly mean a new route and/or airline.

What’s about Air Canada to Vancouver on the A220?

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I could never see this happening. TBH I can barely understand why DOH-PHL exists considering that Phily and New York aren’t super far away. If anything Qatar could probably launch DOH-DEN as a new U.S route before DOH-CLT.

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DOH-PHL launched back in 2014 when AA and Qatar still had a strong partnership. I’m pretty sure there isn’t much demand for PHL-DOH solely but AA/U.S. Airways were using PHL as a transatlantic connecting hub so passengers from across the U.S. can stop in PHL, take Qatar’s flight to Doha, then connect onward to cities in India, Central Asia, and more.

However, I forgot where I read this, but Qatar’s PHL flight during the winter has been doing pretty badly in terms of load factors, but this doesn’t tell us how full the premium cabin is.

Oooh, interesting. I don’t think Delta will do much at CLT. Southwest and Air Canada will probably be a bigger threat to AAL.
And South America-CLT, maybe… but probably not, I don’t think there is a high demand to CLT from for example GRU.


We’ll see what the surprise will be I guess

Air Canada is using its A220 on high demand routes like:
YYC-YVR
YYC-YYZ
YYC-YUL
YVR-YYZ


Plus they use an CRJ-200 and it’s once a day from YYZ-CLT and back really don’t see Air Canada A220 on a low demand route. (Sorry CLT fans).

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Delta from Seattle, you heard it here first

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Considering the intense “battle” going on between the 2 right now, would not be surprised if Delta decides to expand here. Air Canada can’t really do anything to attack American, seeing as they would likely expand by adding a route to Montreal or Ottawa, and American flies a CRJ on the Montreal route so they don’t prioritize it as high as other international services.

Southwest also flies to some different markets than American and they’re really different in terms of service and products. It’s possible that Southwest expands but I don’t think it would attack American directly.

I heard a rumor that it will be Doha, will be interesting to see though

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Very interesting! Here in Europe the use of the A220 (at least from SWISS) is a bit different as it is used especially for those routes with either multiple flights a day (demand split up) or medium demand. Also the LX A220 often help to open up new routes with moderate demand as the capacity is smaller than the of an A320/321.

As no big airline here does really operate CRJ-200s it is a really different market though. Thanks for making me aware!

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To be honest I would’ve included that in the speculation post but Delta just announced a SEA expansion today with CMH/DFW/LHR.

Would be kinda weird to announce SEA-CLT a day after that.

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Amazing news for my home airport but I looked on an A350 route list and it says that Lufthansa will end A350 operations on May 1st. Is this real because I don’t want to loose the 350 at charlotte.

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Looks to be that way. A350 will be replaced by the A340-600.

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/285764/lufthansa-s20-long-haul-service-changes-as-of-07aug19/

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