ALLEGHENY COUNTY AIRPORT AUTHORITY ANNOUNCES MORE NONSTOP FLIGHTS TO FLORIDA FROM PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
- AirTran Airways Offers New Flights to Vacation Destinations
PITTSBURGH, PA (October 9, 2007) – New nonstop flights to Ft. Myers, Ft. Lauderdale and Tampa are coming to Pittsburgh International Airport.
AirTran Airways announced that it will be adding new flight service, beginning Feb. 14, 2008, between Pittsburgh International Airport and Southwest Florida International Airport in Ft. Myers. Also beginning the same day, the low-fare carrier will increase its service between Pittsburgh and Tampa to daily flights from Saturday-only and introduce daily flights between Pittsburgh and Ft. Lauderdale. Flights are available for booking now at www.airtran.com.
“We have been working closely with AirTran Airways to encourage growth of their service from Pittsburgh,” said Glenn R. Mahone, Chairman, Allegheny County Airport Authority. “We call on the region’s business and leisure travelers to take advantage of these flights. Florida is one of our top travel markets and AirTran provides great fares and excellent service.”
"Pittsburgh residents have appreciated our low fares, quality service and expanding Florida route network since we started flying to the Steel City seven years ago," said Bob Fornaro, president and COO of AirTran Airways. "When Pittsburgh residents want to escape winter, all they have to do is board one of our comfortable Boeing aircraft, relax with our free XM Satellite Radio and they`ll soon be enjoying the Florida sun, sand and surf."
AirTran Airways currently offers five daily flights from Pittsburgh to four Florida vacation destinations: Ft. Myers, Ft. Lauderdale, Tampa and Orlando. The airline offers two nonstop flights to Orlando and four nonstop flights to Atlanta, Ga. Pittsburgh residents can reach 10 destinations in Florida via connections in Atlanta.
AirTran Airways will offer the following nonstop flight options between Pittsburgh and Ft. Myers, effective February 14, 2008:
- From Pittsburgh to Ft. Myers, Flight 801, Departs 12:00 pm, Arrives 2:30 pm, daily.
- From Ft. Myers to Pittsburgh, Flight 804, Departs 3:05 pm, Arrives 5:35 pm, daily.
AirTran Airways will offer the following nonstop flight options between Pittsburgh and Tampa, effective February 14, 2008:
- From Pittsburgh to Tampa, Flight 808, Departs 5:10 pm, Arrives 7:25 pm, daily.
- From Tampa to Pittsburgh, Flight 809, Departs 9:00 am, Arrives 11:25 am, daily.
AirTran Airways will offer the following nonstop flight options between Pittsburgh and Ft. Lauderdale, effective February 14, 2008:
- From Pittsburgh to Ft. Lauderdale, Flight 986, Departs 8:00 am, Arrives 10:37 am, daily.
- From Ft. Lauderdale to Pittsburgh, Flight 988, Departs 6:09 pm, Arrives 8:43 pm, daily.
AirTran Airways, a Fortune 1000 company, offers more than 700 affordable, daily flights to 55 U.S. destinations. With 8,900 friendly Crew Members and America`s youngest all-Boeing fleet, AirTran Airways provides XM Satellite Radio and Business Class seating on every flight. For more information and free online booking, visit http://www.airtran.com.