Tuesday, August 27, 2019 05:18 PM

CHATTANOOGA AIRPORT BOOSTS EARLY MORNING FLIGHTS, TRAVELERS TOLD TO ARRIVE EARLIER - CHATTANOOGA TIMES FREE PRESS

More Info PASSENGER BOARDINGS Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport has seen five consecutive years of record boardings and is forecasting a sixth in 2019: * 2018 - 504,298 * 2017 - 484,517 * 2016 - 419,059 * 2015 - 392,139 * 2014 - 352,459 Source: Chattanooga Airport Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport will see an earlier and heavier morning departure schedule starting next month, and officials are calling on travelers to arrive two hours before their flights. American Airlines is moving up the departure of three daily flights to earlier in the morning starting Sept. 9, and carriers at the airport are adding bigger planes to handle an increase in passenger traffic, officials said. "This is an example of the exponential growth our airport is seeing," said Chattanooga Airport President Terry Hart. "However, this signifies the importance of arriving much earlier for flights." Flights to Charlotte and Dallas-Fort Worth will shift from 6 a.m. departures to 5:08 a.m. and 5:42 a.m., respectively, according to the airport. Also, another flight to Charlotte is moving from 9:17 a.m. to 7:08 a.m. An American flight to Philadelphia is moving back its departure from 6:50 a.m. to 7:30 a.m., the new schedule shows. Still, 10 flights with 791 ...

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