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Onorato, Airport Authority Announce New West Coast Nonstop Flights at Pittsburgh International Airport

Onorato, Airport Authority Announce New West Coast Nonstop Flights at Pittsburgh International Airport
 

United adds daily service to San Francisco and Los Angeles
 
PITTSBURGH — Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato and the Allegheny County Airport Authority today announced two new nonstop flights from Pittsburgh International Airport to the West Coast on United Airlines. Beginning Sept. 2, United Airlines will offer daily nonstop service between Pittsburgh and United’s hubs in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Flights can be booked today at www.united.com.
 
“Flying nonstop to United’s West Coast hubs of Los Angeles and San Francisco will give Pittsburgh air travelers more choices to reach important destinations for business and leisure,” said Onorato. “These new flights expand options for reaching Hawaii, Vancouver and Edmonton, Canada, Asia and Australia with only one stop. United’s new air service will be a tremendous asset for our region and enable our businesses to compete even more efficiently on a global scale.”
 
The flights will be operated with an Airbus 319 aircraft on the following schedule:
 
Pittsburgh – Los Angeles on United
  • Flight Number UA 265, PIT-LAX, departs PIT 6:00 p.m., arrives LAX 8:16 p.m., daily
  • Flight Number UA 458, LAX-PIT, departs LAX 9:00 a.m., arrives PIT 5:17 p.m., daily
Pittsburgh – San Francisco on United
  • Flight Number UA 237, PIT-SFO, departs PIT 8:45 a.m., arrives SFO 11:13 a.m., daily
  • Flight Number UA 480, SFO-PIT, departs SFO 1:00 p.m., arrives PIT 8:49 p.m., daily
“These flights provide the business traveler with an ideal schedule for departures and arrivals. No red-eyes!” said Allegheny County Airport Authority Chairman Glenn R. Mahone. “Another distinction for this announcement:  With this latest offering, United now offers flights to its five hubs from Pittsburgh International Airport, including Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington D.C. That creates many opportunities for convenient domestic and global connections.”
 
“Our new trans-continental flights between Pittsburgh and the West Coast ensure Pittsburgh residents have convenient, daily service across the country and one-stop connections to Asia,” said Greg Kaldahl, United Vice President – Resource Planning.  “With United now providing service between Pittsburgh and all five of our hubs across the U.S., our customers have numerous options for the best service that gets them where they need to go.”
 
United’s announcement of new air service comes less than two weeks after Onorato announced that airline fees at Pittsburgh International Airport will be significantly lowered due to revenues from the Pennsylvania Gaming Economic Development & Tourism Fund. The average cost per enplaned passenger will be cut by 15 percent. Landing fees will be reduced by 18 percent, terminal fees will be trimmed by 14 percent, and ramp fees will be slashed by 34 percent, possibly as soon as June 1.
 
“My administration and the Allegheny County Airport Authority have placed a high priority on air service development,” added Onorato. “We work closely with the airlines to meet their needs and keep their costs low. Our goal is to keep Pittsburgh International a competitive, world-class facility by maintaining and growing air service.”
 
“For a number of years, public and private-sector leaders in the Pittsburgh region have focused on preserving service to critical U.S. business markets and restoring nonstop service to Europe,” said Dennis Yablonsky, CEO of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development. “As a result, nonstop service to Europe will resume on June 3, and today’s announcement by United Airlines is an important step forward in our domestic efforts. Now we need to use these new routes, make them successful, and send a message to the airline industry that Pittsburgh International Airport is a profitable location to add service.”
Apr 28, 2009

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