Aug. 22 marks the one year anniversary of non-stop flights between Shreveport Regional Airport (SHV) and Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT).
The twice-daily service was the result of more than eight years of efforts to secure the non-stop flights. Between Aug. 22, 2017 and Aug. 21, 2018, 53,366 people have flown on the non-stop flights, which is one of the most successful route launches in Shreveport Regional Airport’s 66-year history.
“We are so thankful the residents of the Ark-La-Tex have shown American Airlines that there is demand for this non-stop service by choosing to fly this route. Now that we have a very successful first year of Charlotte behind us, we will continue to focus on increased frequency and first class service on this route,” said henry Thompson, Director of Airport’s for the Shreveport Airport Authority.
American has been a long-time airline partner at SHV, starting non-stop service to Dallas from Shreveport 37 years ago in 1981.
Since launching the Charlotte flight last year, American has become the most-flown airline at SHV, with more than 140,000 passengers to date in 2018. More than 200,000 passengers flew through Shreveport on American in 2017.
To commemorate the one-year anniversary, the Airport Authority staff will be handing out refreshments to passengers before each of the two Charlotte departures today.