Published on August 22nd, 2019 | by Millennium Magazine Staff


United Airlines Resumes Nonstop Service to Houston, CAE Mid-Year Passenger Traffic on the Rise

COLUMBIA, S.C. – United Airlines recently announced the carrier will be resuming nonstop service from Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE hereafter) to Houston, Texas beginning Sunday, October 6. This added service offering speaks to the steady growth pattern CAE has consistently experienced in 2019. To date, over 659,000 passengers have traveled through CAE, which is an 18.64% increase over the same period in 2018.

“With over 659,000 passengers traveling through CAE since January, we continue to be on track for another record breaking year,” said CAE Executive Director, Mike Gula.

In addition to United Airlines service to Houston, American Airlines started nonstop service to New York/LaGuardia in May and Delta Air Lines added a second nonstop flight to New York/La Guardia in June bringing the total to three nonstop flights to New York City. American Airlines announced earlier this year their new nonstop service to Miami, Florida (MIA hereafter) beginning on December 19. (The new daily flight will depart CAE at 7:30 a.m. and will arrive in MIA at 9:11 a.m. The return flight will depart MIA at 9:50 p.m. and will arrive CAE at 11:25 p.m.)

“We’re thankful to our current airline partners for providing additions to their air service programs for passengers,” said Gula. “It’s great to see more and more of the community supporting CAE by flying local and we encourage everyone to continue doing so.”

About the Columbia Metropolitan Airport:

Now providing nonstop service to nine major cities and 10 airports including Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Miami, New York City (LGA), Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. (Dulles and Reagan National), Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE) continues to be a major economic driver for the Midlands region. Welcoming over 1.2 million passengers in 2018, CAE is served by American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines and is a regional cargo hub for UPS and FedEx. For more information, please visit

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