Press release out today:

US Airways service from Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) to [Sao Paulo’s Guarulhos International Airport (GRU)] will be discontinued beginning Oct.1, 2014. Charlotte customers will still have access to GRU through American’s Latin America gateway in MIA. American will also continue to serve GRU from its hubs in Dallas/Fort Worth, JFK and Los Angeles.

Wow, that hurts, and leaves CLT with no South American flights. I expect US Airways/American Airlines will put out a similar press releases in about three months announcing their plans for summer 2015 and that people here in Charlotte wouldn’t much like what it says either.