Chattanooga Airport Announces Aircraft Upgrades to Dallas/Fort Worth & Charlotte

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (April 20, 2016) – Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport officials announced today that American Airlines is upgrading aircraft at Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport (CHA) to include increased seating capacity for direct flights to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT).

Originally servicing DFW and CLT, the Bombardier CRJ-200 features 50 seats. DFW will be serviced using the Embraer 175, which seats 76 passengers. Some CLT flights will use the Bombardier CRJ–900, which also seats 76 passengers. These upgrades will add 100 more seats per day in Chattanooga. The larger aircraft offers customers the choice of First Class seats, Main Cabin Extra seats with more legroom and Wi-Fi on select aircraft throughout the cabin.

“We’re proud to increase seating capacity to Chattanooga from our two largest hubs, Dallas/Fort Worth and Charlotte,” said Michael Britman, managing director of Domestic Capacity Planning for American Airlines. “This highlights American’s commitment to providing the best network and customer experience.”

American is investing $3 billion in the customer experience adding more all-aisle access; fully lie-flat seats; international Wi-Fi; more in-flight entertainment options and power outlets; and improved food and beverage offerings. American Airlines currently offers two daily round trip flights between CHA and DFW and six between CHA and CLT.

“We want to thank American Airlines for its continued confidence in Chattanooga,” said Terry Hart, President and CEO of Chattanooga Airport. “They completely understand superior customer service and have played a huge part in our tremendous growth over the last couple of years.”

About Chattanooga Airport: Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport is Chattanooga, Tennessee’s public airport, offering direct flights to nine cities, including Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, New York City, Orlando, Tampa Bay and Washington, D.C. via Allegiant, American Airlines, American Eagle, Delta and United Airlines. The Chattanooga Airport boards approximately 400,000 passengers each year. It also offers awardwinning services for general aviation needs at Wilson Air Center— a 9,000 square foot corporate flight center adjacent to a 28,000 square foot hangar, which is slated for completion in May 2016. For more information, visit