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American Airlines offering new jet service between Hilton Head, Charlotte

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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (WCIV) - American Airlines and the Hilton Head Island Airport are partnering to offer new jet service to Charlotte.

Airport officials say the new jet service aboard the Embraer 175 will begin July 5, cutting down on travel times and offering passengers a more luxury option.

The E-175 aircraft is a 76-seat jet offering first-class service and a quick connection to the Charlotte hub, American Airlines said in a press release.

Hilton Head officials say the upgrade is possible because of a 5,000 feet runway extension project over the last three years. Town officials hope the runway project will allow for more direct flight services in the future.

Previously, direct flights from Hilton Head to Charlotte have been offered via propeller planes. That service will end July 4, the airport says.

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