IAH, DFW, and ATL are what we've been seeing most of out of LFT, but today we can add CLT.

The first flight from Lafayette Regional Airport to Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina happens later today, scheduled for a 1:35 pm departure time on a Bombardier CRJ-700. The CRJ-700 aircraft is limited to 68 passengers, a speed of 488 knots, and a ceiling of 41,000 feet, so it should get you to Charlotte quickly, and in comfort.

American Airlines will assume a regular departure schedule to CLT of 7am and 1:35pm, 7 days a week. American will continue its present service to DFW.

So, if you are interested in seeing the NASCAR Hall of Fame, a Charlotte Knights baseball game, a Carolina Panthers game, a Charlotte Hornets basketball game, or visit the Billy Graham Library, you can now do any of these things without a layover/connection.

Getty Images

I've been to the Charlotte airport (pictured above), and it is a really nice terminal. I love the touch of the rocking chairs situated throughout the terminals!

Also, if you haven't been by the Lafayette Regional Airport in a hot minute, you haven't seen the progress on the new terminal: it looks great! Set to be open before the end of the year, it looks like progress is being made in Lafayette!

Thanks, LFT!

(WIKI, TripAdvisor)

10 Live Webcams That Offer a Unique Look at Our World

Fun Day Trips Close to Acadiana

12 Incredible Facts about Stops Along I-10