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Travelers arrive to New Bern from new Washington, D.C. route

Eastern North Carolina travelers take flight to capital city
Published: Jun. 4, 2022 at 9:43 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 5, 2022 at 5:13 AM EDT
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NEW BERN, N.C. (WITN) - Folks looking to jet set to the nation’s capital now have that option available here in Eastern North Carolina.

The Coastal Carolina Regional Airport made its own history on Saturday afternoon when it welcomed its first American Airlines flight from its new route between Washington D.C. and New Bern.

Andrew Shorter, airport director, talked about what the accomplishment means for the Eastern Carolina area.

“Having this flight instituted by them was just a great win for the community,” Shorter said. “People that want to visit here and then people that want to go from here to visit D.C., it is a great option for them to have.”

Nina Miller was a passenger on the new connection.

“The fun part was that I got to take pictures off the Washington Monument, the Capitol Building, the Lincoln Memorial,” Miller said. “It was really exciting to be able to do that, then take pictures in the air of the surrounding area. It was great.”

Passengers taking this route will either fly into or out of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

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