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ACAA Holds Event to Celebrate United Airlines' Launch of Nonstop Service to the West Coast

ALLEGHENY COUNTY AIRPORT AUTHORITY HOLDS EVENT TO CELEBRATE UNITED AIRLINES’ LAUNCH OF NONSTOP SERVICE TO THE WEST COAST

PITTSBURGH, PA (August 18, 2009) – Pittsburgh area air travelers now have new options for nonstop flights to the West Coast, the Allegheny County Airport Authority announced. United Airlines launched nonstop daily flights to San Francisco and Los Angeles from Pittsburgh International Airport on Tuesday, August 18. 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. These new flights expand options for reaching the western U.S. and Canada, Hawaii, Asia and Australia with only one stop,” said David Jehn, Managing Director of Network Planning, United Airlines.

“I wish to thank United for making this important commitment to the region. We formed the Regional Air Service Partnership to ensure that the region maintained nonstop flights to important business destinations. We earned this flight based on several factors, including the capabilities and capacity here at Pittsburgh International Airport, the due diligence and outreach of key staff members and the region’s travel demands for trips to the West Coast,” said Dan Onorato, Allegheny County Executive.

“These flights provide the business traveler with an ideal schedule for departures and arrivals. No red-eyes! 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. It also means more dependable connections!” said Glenn R. Mahone, Chairman, Allegheny County Airport Authority.

“Keeping our businesses competitive requires quality air service to link the Pittsburgh regional economy with the rest of the country and the rest of the world. These West Coast flights are vital to advancing this initiative,” said Dennis Yablonsky, CEO of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development.

The flights will be operated with an Airbus 319 aircraft on the following schedule:

Pittsburgh – Los Angeles on United

  • PIT-LAX, departs PIT 6:00 p.m., arrives LAX 8:16 p.m., daily
  • LAX-PIT, departs LAX 9:00 a.m., arrives PIT 5:17 p.m., daily

Pittsburgh – San Francisco on United

  • PIT-SFO, departs PIT 8:45 a.m., arrives SFO 11:13 a.m., daily
  • SFO-PIT, departs SFO 1:00 p.m., arrives PIT 8:49 p.m., daily

United has 17 flights a day between Pittsburgh and five cities, including Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington D.C. With service to these five cities, Pittsburgh customers have easy access to more than 200 other cities throughout the U.S. and to the Asia-Pacific region, Europe and Latin America.

Increasing quality air service to the top destinations like West Coast cities is a primary goal for the Airport Authority.

 

Aug 17, 2009

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