American Airlines offering more daily flights from Florence Regional Airport
FLORENCE, S.C. (WMBF) – Travelers flying in and out of Florence Regional Airport will now have more options.
The Greater Florence Chamber posted that American Airlines and Florence Regional Airport will be announcing an additional flight to and from Charlotte most days of the week.
The additional mid-day flight is scheduled to start Sept. 8 and will offer travelers shorter connection times for both departing and arriving flights.
“We’re not adding seven flights, we’re adding one flight, but we’re going in the right direction in an environment that isn’t all that positive right now,” Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce President Mike Miller said.
This time last year, Florence Regional Airport saw some turbulence as American Airlines stopped service at the airport due to a decrease in travel demands brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic
American Airlines returned last January after Florence Regional Airport was without commercial flights for four months.
The newest flight is the third added by the airline since the start of 2021.
“American Airlines continues to see opportunity here for them, and it creates opportunity for us. Many airports have not had that happen,” Miller said.
Miller said over 100 of the 500 medium-size airports across the country are in jeopardy of losing air service.
He said it’s estimated nationwide regional airports have a more than billion-dollar economic impact. Florence is no different.
“We were very fortunate, keeping the service here at a minimum, and now being able to grow it back to where it was and hopefully and hopefully a year from now let’s look at an even larger scenario,” Miller said.
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