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American Airlines adding nonstop international flight from CLT

An American Airlines plane from Philadelphia to Orlando made an emergency landing in Wilmington, North Carolina, on Tuesday after  a ‘possible odor’ was reported in the cockpit
An American Airlines plane from Philadelphia to Orlando made an emergency landing in Wilmington, North Carolina, on Tuesday after a ‘possible odor’ was reported in the cockpit Fort Worth Star-Telegram

American Airlines plans to add a nonstop flight from Charlotte to Guadalajara, Mexico, this winter.

The new service out of Charlotte Douglas International Airport will begin Jan. 6 and run through April 1.

“Winter Mexico flying is very popular and we recognize that’s where our customers most want to go,” said American Airlines spokeswoman Crystal Byrd.

A main cabin flight departing Jan. 6 and returning a week later would cost $633, according to American Airlines’ website.

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Last month, budget airline Volaris announced it was adding nonstop flights to Guadalajara in November, twice a week from Charlotte Douglas. According to volaris.com, a flight leaving Charlotte on Dec. 6 and returning from Guadalajara on Dec. 13 will cost just under $400.

American Airlines also announced last month it plans to add an international flight from Charlotte to Munich, starting March 31.

That flight will be the first international long-haul flight launched by American from Charlotte since 2014. American has two flights from Charlotte to Europe year-round — London and Frankfurt. Seasonally, American has flights from Charlotte to Paris, Barcelona, Madrid, Dublin and Rome.

There will be eight additional American flights from the United States to Europe starting next summer.

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That includes daily summer flights from Philadelphia International Airport to Edinburgh Airport in Scotland and seasonal service to airports in Berlin, Bologna and Croatia. Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, where American’s largest hub is located, will add daily summer service to Dublin and Munich.

Cassie Cope: 704-358-5926, @cassielcope.
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