Time for the yearly look at air service from Charlotte (and Concord). Here the flights offered by all the airlines besides US Airways/American Airlines as of Thursday, August 13. The data for last year is available here.


Air Canada: 2 daily (OK, 13 times a week) to Toronto on 50-seat regional jets

Insel Air: Once a week to Curaçao on a MD-80

Lufthansa: Daily to Munich on an Airbus A330-300 (typically five days a week over the winter).


Delta: 33 flights a day:
Atlanta 12 times a day on a mix of 140 to 160-seat mainline aircraft
Cincinnati 3 times a day on 50-seaters
Detroit 5 times a day on mainline jets
Minneapolis-St. Paul 4 times a day (three mainline, one large regional jet)
New York LaGuardia 8 times a day on large regional jets
Salt Lake City once a day on a mainline jet

So in total 21 flight a day on Delta Air Lines proper (mainline), nine flights a day on large regional jets featuring a first-class section, and only three flights a day on 50-seaters.

Difference from last year: Delta ended twice a daily service to New York Kennedy in January but has added an extra flight each to Atlanta and LaGuardia.

Frontier: Trenton, NJ and Philadelphia each once a day on an Airbus A319.

Difference from last year: The Philly flight is new while Trenton is up to daily from four-times a week last summer. Washington Dulles service, which ran from late August 2014 to early January 2015, didn’t work out.

JetBlue: 2 flights a day to JFK and 2 flights a day to Boston, all on 100-seat Embraer

Southwest Airlines: Six flights a day on 137-seat or 143-seat Boeing 737s, two each to Baltimore and Chicago Midway plus a single flight a day each to Houston Hobby and Dallas Love Field.

Difference from last year: Dallas just started but Orlando service ended.

Ultimate Air Shuttle: Five days a week public charter to Cincinnati Lunken Field on 30-seat Fairchild Dornier Do.328 regional jets

United: 21 flights a day:
Chicago O’Hare (ORD) 6.5 flights a day
Houston Intercontinental 4 flights a day
Newark 7 times a day
Washington Dulles (IAD) 3.5 flights a day

One plane goes ORD-CLT-IAD, which explains the fraction. In total, one United mainline flight, five large regional jets with a first class section, and 15 50-seaters.

Difference from last year: Same number of total flights, but the destination mix is different. Houston lost two flights while Newark and O’Hare are up a flight each.

Pending service: Two-day flights a day to Denver starting on September 13 on 76-seat Embrear E175 regional jets.

Via Air: Two flights a day (OK, 12 rimes a week) of federally-subsidized Essential Air Service flights to the vast metropolis of Beckley, WV. On Thursdays and Sundays the airline also has an unsubsidized flight to St. Augustine, FL.

Difference from last year:
Via Air service started over the winter. The EAS portion is on a two-year contract; the St. Augustine portion will continue at least through the end of the year.

Concord flights:
Allegiant flies from Concord to Orlando Sanford (secondary airport in the Orlando area), St. Petersburg (second airport in the Tampa area), and Ft. Lauderdale. The schedule is a rather variable depending upon the time of year, but typically four times a week to Sanford, and twice a week each to St. Pete and Ft. Lauderdale.

Difference from last year: Ft. Lauderdale and St. Petersburg flights have started within the past year.