The new flight, on a 128-seat Airbus 319, is designed to cater to business travelers. It will depart from Louisville at 7:24 a.m. and arrive in Los Angeles at 9 a.m., local time. A return flight departs at 10:55 p.m. and arrives in Louisville at 6:02 a.m.
American already offers seven nonstop destinations from Louisville: Charlotte, Chicago O’Hare, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Miami, Washington D.C.’s Reagan National, Philadelphia and New York’s LaGuardia. With the Los Angeles flight, Louisville residents have a new gateway for international travel. Louisville International Airport is slated for $100 million in upgrades over the next three to five years. These include replacing the airport’s jetways, its rental car area, elevators and moving walkways.