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Nonstop service to Florida city resumes from Columbia airport

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American Airlines has resumed its seasonal nonstop service from the Columbia Metropolitan Airport to Miami International Airport.

“We are excited to be able to offer a nonstop option to the beautiful beaches of Miami, Florida," said Mike Gula, executive director of the airport. "This city is a destination on its own but can also serve as a gateway to international destinations like Barbados, Costa Rica, or St. Lucia." 

While the flight is subject to adjusted schedule changes throughout the summer, the service will begin by operating on Saturdays, departing from Columbia at 6 a.m. and arriving at Miami at 7:49 a.m.

The remainder of the summer the schedule varies, with weekly Saturday service through July 1 and then increases to six flights a week through Aug. 1,  and then Saturday weekly flights resume through Sept. 2.

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The aircraft type slated to be used for this route is an E175, a 76-seat configuration with both business and economy classes.

“American Airlines adding additional dates to their network for this service shows the demand for this route within the Columbia market,” said Gula. “While currently only offered as seasonal service, we hope the community continues to book this flight and American Airlines sees value in adding this service as a year-round flight option.”



Christina Lee Knauss is a contributing writer for SC Biz News.

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