CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - Those in the Carolinas eager to see their loved ones in Puerto Rico now have a chance. On Friday, American Airlines resumed service in Charlotte to San Juan, Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria.
The first flight took off at 9:55 a.m. Friday, Sept. 29 from Charlotte-Douglas International Airport.
Since Sept. 22 American Airlines has sent over 27 flights to the battered island. They said 69 percent of their flights are widebody and they've carried 63,000 pounds of supplies per day.
So far, the airline has carried more than 466,000 pound of supplies to the island.
American Airlines has also capped one-way non-stop fares through Oct. 8 at $99 for the main cabin and $199 for a premium cabin.