PITTSBURGH, PA (June 13, 2014) – The Allegheny County Airport Authority announces the launch of PEOPLExpress at Pittsburgh International Airport. PEOPLExpress, the start-up airline renewing the brand of one of the first U.S. low-cost carriers, will begin flights to/from Pittsburgh International Airport and Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport on Monday, June 30. Introductory rates are on sale for as low as $56 each way.
"After months of preparation, we are excited to start selling tickets to create a fun, creative and innovative approach to air travel and dispel the myth that low air fares have to mean low service or an impersonal experience," Jeff Erickson, CEO of PEOPLExpress, said.
“We’re thrilled to see more airlines recognizing the benefits of Pittsburgh International Airport. We’re proud of the services and opportunities offered here at PIT,” said County Executive Rich Fitzgerald. “This announcement provides one more opportunity for business and leisure travelers to get where they want to go by utilizing our airport and we look forward to a successful relationship with the carrier.”
“We have been working with PEOPLExpress officials since 2011 and are pleased to have been an important partner in the start up of this new venture. The Airport Authority works diligently to attract new airlines, destinations and more flights to benefit the region’s air travelers and to attract more visitors and business to Allegheny County and beyond,” said David Minnotte, Chairman, Allegheny County Airport Authority.
When you fly into Newport News, you are only a short distance from these great Virginia destinations: Williamsburg, Hampton, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and Richmond.
PEOPLExpress has developed a low-cost, a la carte service model that enables customers to create a customized travel product reflecting their individual wishes and budgets. Customers can choose to fly at an ultra-low price with friendly and attentive service but minimal frills or they can opt to purchase extras they want to make their trip more enjoyable, such as priority boarding, pre-assigned seating or an upgrade to a Living Large seat.
In addition to Pittsburgh, PEOPLExpress will also fly from Newport News to Boston and Newark, N.J. The schedule includes four additional destinations: West Palm Beach, Fla. (July 15), Atlanta (Aug. 1), and St. Petersburg, Fla., and New Orleans
(Aug. 28). Vision Airlines, dba PEOPLExpress, will fly Boeing 737-400 aircraft operated by Vision Airlines bearing the logo of the popular 1980s carrier of the same name but with a fresh, green livery. To book travel or to learn more about the airline, visit www.flypex.com.