AMERICAN AIRLINES WILL LAUNCH DAILY NONSTOP PITTSBURGH-LOS ANGELES FLIGHTS AT PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
PITTSBURGH, PA (April 10, 2013) – Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald today announced that American Airlines will begin seven-day nonstop service between Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) beginning on August 27.
“Increasing nonstop flights to the West Coast has been an important goal of my administration,” said Fitzgerald. “Improving West Coast access is vital to our businesses and will encourage more economic development. We look forward to continuing to work with American Airlines to expand its market at Pittsburgh International Airport.”
“The Airport Authority is pleased to be a part of American’s expansion program in Los Angeles,” said Allegheny County Airport Authority Chairman David Minnotte. “This route will meet travelers’ needs to fly nonstop to Los Angeles, and from there, to connect conveniently to many destinations in the West and internationally.”
Daily service will depart Pittsburgh at 4:30 p.m. and arrive in Los Angeles at 6:50 p.m. The return flight will depart Los Angeles at 8:10 a.m. and arrive in Pittsburgh at 3:30 p.m. The aircraft will be a 737 with 16 first-class seats and 134 coach seats. Flights may be booked after April 14 at www.aa.com.
American Airlines is significantly expanding service from LAX this year, further strengthening one of its key hubs and providing more access for customers across its growing global network. Currently, American Airlines provides 13 daily nonstop flights from Pittsburgh International Airport: Miami (2/day), Dallas/Fort Worth (4/day), New York JFK (1/day) and Chicago O’Hare (6/day).
"Our Los Angeles hub plays a vital role in our domestic and international network strategy," said American Airlines Chief Commercial Officer Virasb Vahidi. "Together with our oneworld® alliance partners, we offer customers seamless access to the most important business and leisure travel destinations across the globe from LAX."
American will serve 51 domestic and international destinations from its LAX hub. Customers have access to even more global destinations through partners British Airways, Iberia, Qantas, Japan Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Cathay Pacific and LAN, all of which offer convenient connections from Los Angeles. In addition, American's codeshare relationship with Alaska Airlines provides customers with enhanced service to key destinations along the West Coast.
United Airlines also provides nonstop West Coast service to Los Angeles and San Francisco from Pittsburgh.