NOTE: This was NOT publicly Announced. The only way to find out is through aa.com
Hilton Head Airport (IATA: HHH | ICAO: KHXD), Will soon get Jet Service to Charlotte following the Retirement of the Bombardier Dash 8 Q200/300 Series.
Currently, American Eagle uses the Dash 8 to Serve Hilton Head. The Airport Will be Expanding the Runway from 4,300ft to 5,000ft, with the Expansion to be completed this summer
In My Words
Well, this’ll be Interesting, I’m curious to know if an Embraer ERJ175 is even able to land on a 5,000ft runway. It’ll be Interesting, and I would really like to fly on the first flight to HHH with the ERJ175, but I would have to take a day or two off of work just to fly for a day there. It’s sad the DHB 8 Q200/300 is being retired, but things have to move onward.
You might be wondering where I found this info. I happen to always watch small airports, especially ones that have commercial service, because, well, just so I can see which small airports I could visit and showcase it on YouTube.
I found the Info on Wikipedia, but I searched aa.com to make sure it was real, and here is the screenshots I took from my computer
July 4, 2018 is the last day the Dash 8 will be flown into Hilton Head, as Piedmont Retires the Dash 8
July 5, 2018, American Eagle will begin E175 service to HHH with Republic Airlines
What do you think of this? Is this good for such a small airport to receive a big jet? Comment below your opinions.