ALLEGHENY COUNTY AIRPORT AUTHORITY ANNOUNCES MORE NONSTOP FLIGHTS TO FLORIDA FROM PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
- Southwest Airlines Offers Additional Saturday Flights to Vacation Destinations
PITTSBURGH, PA (November 13, 2007) – More nonstop Saturday flights to Orlando and Tampa Bay are arriving at Pittsburgh International Airport (www.FlyPittsburgh.com).
Southwest Airlines is adding new and additional nonstop Saturday flights to help Customers take advantage of the peak spring travel season to key destinations. Flights are available for booking today for travel beginning March 8, 2008, through the end of Southwest’s published service, currently May 9, 2008 at www.southwest.com.
These additional flights mean that Pittsburgh International Airport will have four Saturday flights to Orlando and three Saturday flights to Tampa Bay.
“Spring is a FUN time to get away, and Southwest is happy to provide these extra flights to some of our most popular spring destinations,” said Kevin Krone, Vice President of Marketing, Sales, and Distribution. “Whether it’s for business or vacation, Southwest gets our Customers where they want to go on time, in a seat they get to choose, at a great low fare.”
In addition to low fares and frequent service, Southwest also offers a better way to board while preserving its open seating philosophy. Saying goodbye to the perceived “cattle call” and eliminating the need for Customers to “camp-out” in their boarding line at the gate, Southwest assigns all Customers a letter and a number on their Southwest boarding pass when they check in for a flight (for example: A32). This unique combination represents the Customers’ reserved spot in the boarding line. When a Customer’s boarding group is called, he/she simply finds the designated place in line to board the aircraft.
Southwest has grown to be the second busiest airline at Pittsburgh International Airport. Southwest Airlines expanded to three gates at Pittsburgh International Airport when it launched three flights a day to Baltimore Washington in March. Southwest Airlines launched service in Pittsburgh in May 2005. Currently the airline offers nonstop flights to Baltimore, Philadelphia, Chicago Midway, Orlando, Las Vegas, Phoenix and Tampa Bay.