American Airlines adds nonstop flight to Los Angeles from Louisville


LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Next stop: Los Angeles.

American Airlines is adding a daily nonstop flight, beginning April 2, to its LAX hub from Kentucky’s Louisville International Airport, airport officials announced last week.

Los Angeles is the country’s second-largest metropolitan area and third-largest in the world by gross domestic product, a measure of economic activity, board chairman Jim Welch noted in remarks to reporters Thursday.

In other words, Los Angeles is a “biggie,” Welch said.

The new flight,on a 128-seat Airbus 319, is designed to cater to business travelers. It will depart from Louisville at 7:24 a.m. and arrive in Los Angeles at 9 a.m., local time. A return flight departs at 10:55 p.m. and arrives in Louisville at 6:02 a.m.

“The flight is great for attracting business, showcasing our city to new clientele in the West Coast market and giving us quicker access to workforce and growth opportunities,” Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said in a statement. Fischer serves on the board of the local airport authority.

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