CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Travelers using one North Carolina airport will no longer have to look back for an electric cart rolling through the terminal.

The Charlotte Observer reports (http://bit.ly/2q3OFUo) American Airlines confirmed on Wednesday that it has stopped relying on electric carts to carry passengers around Charlotte Douglas International Airport. The airline said it made the change in early April and instead is using wheelchairs for customers requiring special assistance.

American spokeswoman Katie Cody said Charlotte Douglas is the only airport where American has made the switch. The airport is a hub for American.

Cody said there were multiple reasons for the decision, among them the fact that the carts were adding to congestion issues and causing safety concerns for riders and the people around them.

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