American Airlines Flights to Charlotte Open New Connections to the East and Caribbean

American Airlines has launched daily nonstop flights between Tucson International Airport (TUS) and Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT), opening up new one-stop connections to more than 70 destinations in the east, southeast and the Caribbean.

“From Tucson, the new nonstop flight arrives early in the morning giving travelers the opportunity to be at most destinations by lunch time,” said Jason Reisinger, American’s managing director, Network and Schedule Planning. “As the largest carrier in Tucson, we believe this connection with our important Charlotte hub gives travelers the opportunity to make the most of their time traveling to and from the East Coast. Tucson is now connected to five of American’s busiest hubs: Dallas-Fort Worth, Chicago O’Hare, Los Angeles, Phoenix and now Charlotte.”

The schedule for the daily flights:

Depart Tucson (TUS) 11:30 p.m.* Arrive Charlotte (CLT)   6:24 a.m.
Depart Charlotte (CLT)   7:30 a.m. Arrive Tucson (TUS)  9:04 a.m. (through Aug. 20)
Depart Charlotte (CLT) 10:15 p.m. (Aug. 21-Nov. 4) Arrive Tucson (TUS) 11:27 p.m. (Aug. 21-Nov. 4)
Depart Charlotte (CLT) 2:50 p.m. (effective Nov. 5) Arrive Tucson (TUS)  5:02 p.m. (effective Nov. 5)

“These flights to Charlotte open up dozens of new one-stop connections from Tucson to destinations in the southeastern United States and the Caribbean,” said Bonnie Allin, president and CEO of the Tucson Airport Authority. “It also means southern Arizonans can use their home airport to fly to 20 nonstop destinations. We’re continuing to see growth in passenger traffic at Tucson International Airport and this is a vote of confidence by American that they expect us to continue on that trend.”

With the new flights, southern Arizonans can be in the following cities by lunchtime in most cases:

The Charlotte flights are on 150-passenger Airbus A320 aircraft with 12 seats in first class, 18 extra-legroom seats in Main Cabin Extra and 120 seats in the main cabin. For booking, please visit