American Airlines restarts nonstop service from CAE to MIA

February 10, 2023

American Airlines has announced that it will be restarting its nonstop service from the Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE) to Miami International Airport (MIA) beginning June 3, 2023. The route will be available to book on the American Airlines website starting tomorrow, Saturday, February 11, 2023.

“American Airlines continues to add service into the Columbia market creating a robust roster of nonstop destinations that directly benefits our valued passengers, ” said Director of Marketing and Air Service Development, Kim J. Crafton. “While only a seasonal offering right now, we hope that the community will choose to fly this route and potentially show the airline need for year-round service.”

The returning seasonal service from CAE will begin on Saturday, June 3 and conclude on August 12. The flight is currently scheduled to depart CAE at 7:25 a.m. and arrive at MIA at 9:20 a.m. The aircraft type slated to be used for this route will be an E170 or E175, with roughly 65 – 76 seats configured into business and economy classes. (Flight times and aircraft type are subject to change).

A hub to international destinations, this service will allow passengers to connect and continue on to popular tropical locations like Aruba, Jamaica and Barbados.

Of the three carriers at CAE, American Airlines offers the most nonstop flights to the following destinations:

  • Charlotte, N.C.
  • Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas
  • Miami, Fla. – Restarting June 3, 2023
  • New York City, N.Y. – Restarting May 5, 2023
  • Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Washington, DC (Reagan National)

“The return of this American Airlines service shows that this community continues to consider and choose CAE to fly out of when making their air travel plans,” said Executive Director of CAE, Mike Gula. “We are thankful for the ongoing support and appreciate each and every person that sees the value in flying locally.”


About the Columbia Metropolitan Airport

Now providing 26+ daily flights with nonstop service to 9 major airports in 8 cities including Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, *Miami (*Currently seasonal on American Airlines), New York City (LGA), Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. (Dulles and Reagan National), Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE), a two-time Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accredited facility, continues to be a major economic driver for the Midlands region. Welcoming over 1 million passengers in 2022, CAE is served by American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines and serves as a regional cargo hub for UPS. CAE is also served by FedEx. For more information, please visit