ANNOUNCING NEW NONSTOP DAILY FLIGHTS: PITTSBURGH-NASHVILLE ON SOUTHWEST AIRLINES
PITTSBURGH, PA (March 4, 2013) – Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald today announced that Southwest Airlines has added a new daily nonstop destination at Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT). Beginning Sunday, September 29, travelers will be able to fly nonstop from Pittsburgh to Nashville International Airport (BNA) in Tennessee. Flights can be booked beginning today at southwest.com.
“There are a handful of key cities that we have targeted to expand service to – and Nashville is one of those,” said County Executive Rich Fitzgerald. “Southwest has been a great partner with us in Pittsburgh and we look forward to continuing to work with them to expand their market at our airport. This new flight to the Nashville market is an important one for our business and leisure travelers, and Southwest’s competitive fares make it a great option for our region.”
“The Airport Authority is pleased to be a part of Southwest’s expansion program in Nashville. This new route will meet travelers’ needs to fly nonstop to Nashville, and from there, many convenient connections to the south and east will offer travelers more flexibility,” said David Minnotte, Chairman, Allegheny County Airport Authority.
The flight will depart PIT at 8:20am and arrive BNA 8:50 am. The return departure from BNA 5:30pm, arriving at PIT 7:55pm, except Saturdays (depart PIT 12:55 arrive BNA 1:25 pm; return departure BNA 12:00 pm arrive PIT 2:25 pm.
At Pittsburgh International Airport, Southwest and AirTran serve these routes: Atlanta, GA; Baltimore, MD; Chicago Midway, IL; Denver, CO; Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Ft. Myers, FL; Houston Hobby, TX (beginning April 14, 2013); Las Vegas, NV; Orlando, FL; Phoenix, AZ; Tampa, FL; West Palm Beach, FL (seasonally). Combined, both airlines average about 23 flights per day.