American Airlines and United Airlines Increase Daily Flights out of CCIA
Corpus Christi, TX - The airlines that serve Corpus Christi International Airport (CCIA) are increasing the number of flights and seats in the weeks ahead.
Starting this week, American Airlines is moving from 2 flights a day to 4 to 6 flights daily throughout the month of July. United Airlines is increasing from 2 a day to 3 a day throughout the month of July. These two airlines join the ranks of Southwest Airlines which recently announced an increase to 3 daily flights on August 10 and 4 flights a day starting in November.
In mid-March, airlines across the nation began to pull back service in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Passengers were cancelling trips and showing signs that they were not planning to travel by air in the months ahead. Since then, air traffic in the United States has steadily increased. “At CCIA, we’ve seen a steady increase in the number of people flying,” said Fred Segundo, Director of Aviation. “The airlines are responding to the increases by adding flights back into the schedule.” Airline planners are making changes to future schedules on a week to week basis. It’s important to note that future schedules can still change.
“When travelers in our region are ready to fly again, they’ll be coming to a terminal that is cleaner and safer than ever,” said Segundo. Enhanced cleaning, new disinfecting technology, touchless faucets, soap and paper dispensers, hand sanitizer stations, social distancing markers, and sneeze guards are now routine at CCIA. There is also a requirement to wear face coverings inside the terminal and when boarding and flying on commercial aircraft.