Thanks a good point too actually, I was going to go out on a huge limb and say JAL to Tokyo, but it’s not a good time to announce routes to Japan
Dang thats sad. Sad to see her go. :(
Ah yes, only 6 more years of clutter for that sleek new terminal design.
YES! Alaska Airlines to CLT!
sad to see the Lufthansa A350 leave CLT. But the A340 is a quad-jet, one of the few still in service. And I still remember the A340’s at CLT before the A350 days. Glad to see it return.
Hope the “big” announcement is Alaska Airlines service, but who knows? Could be anything you mentioned, @Ishrion, or something else possibly. Maybe more news on the expansion/renovation.
I dont think Royal Air Maroc would ever launch CMN-CLT. It would most likely be operated by American.
Sun Country to Charlotte would make sense. They seem to Tap in to most Major Airports in someway, and the fact Alaska isn’t at Charlotte yet surprises me.
Islip Airport keeps saying that there’s some things in the works with Frontier. Possibly ISP-CLT.
I’m pretty sure sun country already operates to us. I’ve seen the plane a few times here. I’ve heard of big news from the airport and always jumped to my feet to see if a new carrier would come or interesting new routes. Unfortunately 75% of the time, it’s a bunch of more CRJ routes to a random place on the map. An AA route expansion is probably the most likely scenario I think. I’d go insane if we’d get a something like a big new route to some market we don’t serve or a new INTL carrier. AA has said 2020 is CLT’s year to shine for AA so I’d expect some cool stuff with AA.
I would think Alaska Airlines would be a strong candidate but due to the amid Coronavirus stuff in Washington and the west coast, I think demand is plummeting.
Gosh now I’m not gonna be able to sleep waiting to hear what’s gonna happen
I believe the A359 will actually come back again after some time. Heard this from one of the best spotters I know in CLT and a few others
Must be a charter, they don’t have any scheduled flights to CLT.
Seems odd, I mean I guess makes sense in the short term, but still seems a bit odd since that will likely flip back in a few years
Like GlobalFlyer said, must be charter. I don’t think they’ve ever served CLT with scheduled flights.
Yup, looks like by November it switches back to the A359.
MUC-CLT will get First Class with Lufthansa’s A346 since the A359s don’t have First Class. I guess Lufthansa sees some increase in premium demand over the summer.
Ok so what I’m seeing is during the summer during the peak it’s the A340 and then starting November it goes back to the 350. That’s kinda smart IMO
Looks like the big announcement was that CLT had a record year in 2019 with 50.2million pax. I knew it would be something kinda dissapointing. Just saw this on CLT airport Instagram story
Is that not something anyone with enough time to dig could find? Like not that that isn’t a big deal, PIT was all over those passingly numbers for years till this year they went pretty quiet about them (😬), but that’s definitely a disappointing announcement on a certain level
I don’t think I’m gonna even update the thread.
Same here, pretty disappointed the announcement wasn’t something new, just a number of passengers. Though it is a good number of passengers for CLT.
Ok so I’ve been reading this thread but I still don’t get it:
What is disappointing about this? CLT had record numbers
CLT Airport hyped up the announcement a lot with the word “big”.
To them, it’s huge, but the rest of us were expecting something like a new airline or route.
I mean, if they reached record annual passenger numbers in the year 2019, that is something to celebrate about
Of course, we’re all happy for CLT for reaching those numbers and it should continue to grow.
But like I said, we were expecting something like an airline or infrastructure update.
Here are some other responses to CLT’s “big” announcement: