Bishop International Airport, Flint, MI — April 15, 2019
Bishop Airport officials announced last week that American Airlines was adding a new route out of their hub in Charlotte, NC to Flint. Daily service is scheduled to begin on September 4, 2019. Tickets go on sale today for flights on their 44-seat Embraer ERJ-140 jets with the possibility of adding larger planes pending demand.
The flight schedule is as follows:
|LEAVING||Departure Time||ARRIVING||Arrival Time|
|FLINT||8:15 am||CHARLOTTE||10:30 am|
|CHARLOTTE||11:51 am||FLINT||2:06 pm|
|FLINT||2:39 PM||CHARLOTTE||4:53 pm|
|CHARLOTTE||7:58 pm||FLINT||10:13 pm|
Great News for Bishop Airport
Airport Director Craig Williams was thrilled at the news, “This is a game-changer for Flint Bishop Airport, the entire region will have nonstop jet service to the East Coast with easy connections up and down the eastern seaboard, as well as internationally.”
In Charlotte, Dec Lee, vice president of Charlotte Hub Operations for American, released a statement saying, “American Airlines is excited to be able to connect customers from Flint to more than 160 destinations in 25 countries, with as little as one stop through the Queen City.”
Charlotte Douglas International Airport
Charlotte ranks 2nd to Dallas as American Airlines largest hubs. According to Airports Council International(2017 report), Charlotte Douglas International Airport ranks;
- 6th Nationwide in Operations
- 7th Worldwide in Operations
- 10th Nationwide in Passengers
- 32nd Worldwide in Passengers
- 29th Nationwide in Cargo
- 115th Worldwide in Cargo
According to charlottenc.gov: “Charlotte is one of the 25 largest cities in the U.S. and the largest city in North Carolina. Nicknamed the Queen City, Charlotte and its resident county are named in honor of Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, the queen consort of British King George III during the time of the city’s founding.
Nearly 800,000 live and work in the Charlotte community and the City provides services to much of this population. The City’s focus areas are Housing and Neighborhood Development, Community Safety, Transportation, Economic Development and the Environment.
Charlotte consistently ranks as one of the top growing cities and is the home to more than 10 Fortune 1000 companies, including household names such as Bank of America, Lowe’s and Wachovia Corp. Charlotte is also home to the Carolina Panthers of the NFL, the Charlotte Hornets of the NBA, the NASCAR Hall of Fame and the U.S. National Whitewater Center.”
About Flint Bishop International Airport
“Flint Bishop Airport is your Southeast Michigan gateway to Florida with Allegiant serving FNT to several destinations in the Sunshine State. In addition to low fares on nonstop flights to Florida, we offer connections to just about anywhere in the world via Chicago and Atlanta with the world’s top three airlines; Delta, United, and American.”