MHT celebrates increased summer capacity

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American Airlines celebrated the return of its O’Hare flights on 603 Day. Courtesy/Christina Lawson

MANCHESTER, N.H. – As New Hampshire celebrated 603 Day last Friday, Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT) celebrated the return and expansion of routes heading in and out of New Hampshire’s air traffic hub.

A water salute was offered to American Airlines as it renewed its route from MHT to Chicago-O’Hare (ORD). The MHT-ORD route was paused in January, but has now returned with two daily flights with 76-seat Embrarer ERJ-175 planes.

American is also upgrading their Charlotte (CLT) route with Airbus 319 planes, adding 100 more seats each day on the route. United Airlines also added an additional flight to Newark (EWR), adding an additional 50 seats per day.

“It’s a super 603 day today, with several of our airlines increasing capacity as travel picks up for the summer,” said Manchester-Boston Regional Airport Director Ted Kitchens.

Friday’s expansion announcements weren’t the only expanded routes at MHT in recent days. On Sunday, Southwest Airlines added an extra 175-seat Boeing 737-800 nonstop flight to Chicago-Midway (MDW) and Spirit Airlines added 92 additional seats to its flights to Orlando (MCO) and Fort Lauderdale (FLL) by putting Airbus 321 planes on the routes.


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Born and raised in the Granite State, Andrew Sylvia has written approximately 10,000 pieces over his career for outlets across Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. On top of that, he's a licensed notary and licensed to sell property, casualty and life insurance, he's been a USSF trained youth soccer and futsal referee for the past six years and he can name over 60 national flags in under 60 seconds according to that flag game app he has on his phone, which makes sense because he also has a bachelor's degree in geography (like Michael Jordan). He can also type over 100 words a minute on a good day.