Airline passengers soon will be able to fly the 840 miles between Shreveport and Charlotte, N.C., nonstop.
American Airlines is scheduled to start offering the service Aug. 22, the city of Shreveport reports.
People can start booking their flights now.
Shreveport Regional Airport will have two flights a day to and from Charlotte using 50-seat Canadair jets.
"We will now have five airlines that serve eight top travel destinations around the United States,” said Henry Thompson, Shreveport's airports director.
The service to Charlotte Douglas International Airport, one of American Airlines’ largest hubs, gives Shreveport Regional patrons access to flights to more than 260 domestic and international destinations, including Europe and South America, with just one stop.
“This is the result of the work we did in securing the hotel-motel proposition last year to support air service development at Shreveport Regional," Shreveport Mayor Ollie Tyler said.
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