Columbia Metropolitan Airport announces nonstop service to Miami, beginning in December

Columbia Metropolitan Airport  announced, Friday, a new nonstop flight to Miami, Florida on American Airlines beginning December 18 – just in time to plan a warm Christmas getaway.

The new daily flight will depart CAE at 7:30 a.m. and will arrive in MIA at 9:11 a.m.. The return flight will depart MIA at 9:50 p.m. and will return to CAE at 11:25 p.m.. (The initial service will be on an ERJ – 145; a regional jet able to accommodate 50 passengers).

“This is huge for the Midlands region,” said CAE Executive Director, Mike Gula. “Miami is a destination that has been a part of our airline and air service conversations for some time, so we are very excited to see this come to fruition. Our passengers can now easily access destinations in the Caribbean, South America, Central America and various European markets with ease.”

This new nonstop flight to Miami will complement American Airlines’ additional nonstop service from Columbia to Washington DC (Reagan National), New York City (LaGuardia), Dallas, Philadelphia, and Charlotte.

The flight will be available to book for reservations beginning Monday, May 13.

About the Columbia Metropolitan Airport:

Now providing nonstop service to 10 major cities including Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Miami, New York City (LGA), Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. (Dulles and Reagan National). Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE) continues to be a major economic driver for the Midlands region. Welcoming over 1.2 million passengers in 2018, CAE is served by American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines and is a regional cargo hub for UPS. For more information, please visit

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