American airlines is adding a daily nonstop flight, beginning April 2, to its LAX hub from Kentucky’s Louisville international airport.
Los angeles is the country’s second-largest metropolitan area and third-largest in the world by gross domestic product, a measure of economic activity, board chairman Jim Welch noted in remarks.
The new flight will depart from Louisville at 7:24 a.m. and arrive in Los Angeles at 9a.m., local time. A return flight departs at 10:55p.m. and arrives in Louisville at 6:02 a.m.
“The flight is great for attracting business, showcasing our city to new clientele in the west Coast market and giving us quicker access to workforce and growth opportunities,” Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said in a statement.
American already offers seven nonstop destinations from Louisville: Charlotte, Chicago, O’Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Miami and many others. With Los Angeles flight, Louisville residents have a new gateway for international travel.