American expands service despite United’s departure

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SAVOY, Ill. (WCIA) — Willard Airport is adding a new destination to its roster.

American Airlines will now offer direct flights to Charlotte, North Carolina. It expands access to three major cities; the other two being Dallas and Chicago.

Earlier this month, United Airlines announced it’s discontinuing service to Willard Airport September 5. The airport’s executive director Gene Cossey says they cited a pilot shortage.

Cossey also says the new flight option comes as very exciting news for the airport.

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