It turns out that, until a recent change, it wasn’t actually possible to fly to USA. Concord Regional Airport, roughly 20 miles from Charlotte’s international airport and US Airways hub, is going to see twice weekly service form Allegiant starting this December, and as part of that service launch the airport will get a new IATA designator: USA. The airport is a busy one for a private field, seeing ~65,000 movements last year, mostly associated with NASCAR teams which are based in the area. When it was discovered that the code they’ve been using – JQF – was also in use by
an airport in Moscow (though I cannot figure out which one) a train station in Moscow the North Carolina airport had to get a new one. The old code is still in use today but it will be changing. And when it does some vacationers will be able to finally fly to USA.
No, there probably isn’t any real value in this “news” but I thought it was vaguely interesting and entertaining.
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