American Eagle launched daily nonstop service between Charleston and Miami with a full flight today while announcing it will add a second flight on that route in the spring.

The expansion takes effect April 6 and will offer local travelers the option of departing in the morning and late afternoon, said Brett Hooyerink, the regional carrier's communications and advertising manager.

Francisco Porras, American Eagle's sales manager for the mid-Atlantic region, said the second flight will be offered year-round, not seasonally.

"It's going be more conducive for business travelers in terms of one-day trips or two full-day trips," Porras said.

The new service is the only nonstop flight between South Florida and Charleston International Airport.

American Eagle is using 50-seat jets on the route, which offer connections to 14 cities in the Sunshine State, the Caribbean, the Bahamas and Latin America.

American Eagle officials said the new service is part of an expansion at Miami International Airport. It also coincided with the 25th anniversary of the feeder carrier's first flight.

See Friday's editions of The Post and Courier for more details.