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Samana, the lush tropical northeastern beach destination, now has a direct air link with the United States via Charlotte, North Carolina. American Airlines inaugurated the route on Saturday, 5 June 2021. The flights will operate twice on Wednesdays and Saturdays between Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) and El Catey International Airport (AZS) in Samaná.

The flights depart CLT on Wednesdays at 9:25am and arrive to Samana at 12:58pm. Departure from Samana is at 1:40pm with a 5:19pm arrival in Charlotte. An Embraer 175 with capacity for 88 people is used for the flight.

Charlotte Douglas International is the only hub where American Airlines has grown capacity in 2021. “CLT domestic seat capacity for summer 2021 will grow 1% versus summer 2019, the only hub in the AA network with (year over year) domestic growth,” said AA airline spokesman Andrew Trull, as reported in...

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