Passengers to prepare for fewer flights at Charlotte Douglas

Passengers to prepare for fewer flights at Charlotte Douglas

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Channel 9 heard from airline workers upset that they still have to work, but airlines need to operate in order to get a cut of the $2 trillion stimulus package.

The Federal Department of Transportation just released the final order on the bare minimum number of weekly flights airlines have to offer at airports nationwide.

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“There are going to be less flights, there is going to be less demand. You may have to connect. There are going to be less options going forward,” said Mike Lowrey, an airlines industry expert.

>>> In the video at the top of the page, Channel 9′s Allison Latos learned about some of the requirements that are changing and breaks down the direct impact on flights at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.