A frequent business flier says the flight pattern is very business friendly. Three daily flights adds much needed flexibility to business schedules. "I think that absolutely would be important for business travelers because there's so many flights that are cancelled. The more options you have of getting to Evansville and adding three flights a day would give you three more options because things happen," said Tom Siskron.
An Evansville travel agents says the Charlotte flights are not only good for businesses, but also for family vacations. "It's good one stop connections even to Europe. If someone is wanting to visit Europe to fly Evansville-Charlotte you can make one stop and hit Dublin, Rome, London. So there's a lot of choices there," said Connie Corbett of Ambassador Travel.
The air travel business has taken it's hits over the past decade, but adding a new flight service in Evansville shows how competitive the city is becoming. "When Toyota adds jobs, when we're getting new industry, the IU Medical School, the new hotel, all of these good positive economic stories show that the community is thriving and growing and forward thinking," said Dianna Page of Evansville Regional Airport.