Since the American/US Airways merger, Charlotte has lost two flights to Brazil, and Charlotte Douglas International Airport has temporarily scrapped plans to build a new international terminal.
Airline shares are leading the market higher Friday, a response to falling oil prices, overselling and continued capacity discipline.
Delta, American, Southwest and Spirit shares all gave up more than 3% on Wednesday and kept falling Thursday, as Delta reported in-line September unit revenue.
Boeing said it will boost 737 Next Gen and MAX production to 52 a month, starting in 2017, two years behind first A320neo delivery.
GM says sales rise 19% and average transaction prices are the highest in company history, but Ford sees a 3% sales drop as it prepares for a new F-150 model.
American Airlines, which operates the world's largest Airbus fleet, has orders for 100 Airbus A320neos and expects its first aircraft in 2017.
American Airlines has begun flying its second heritage aircraft in the colors of PSA, which the Southwest founders visited in 1969 as they developed their plans.
American Airlines flight attendant leader Laura Glading asked airline executives for $13 million more after she learned that Delta had given its flight attendants a raise.
Southwest CEO Gary Kelly opposes bag fees but a veteran airline analyst says bag fees are right for Southwest and JetBlue.
American Airlines will honor America West, the little Phoenix airline that somehow managed to take over the world.