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Alaska Airlines begins nonstop service between Seattle/Tacoma and Pittsburgh

Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-890 SSWL N523AS (msn 35194) SNA (Michael B. Ing). Image: 943248.

Alaska Airlines today (September 6) it will begin nonstop, daily service between Seattle/Tacoma and Pittsburgh.

This new service is currently the only nonstop flight offered from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT). The new route effectively links Seattle to the thriving business community in Pittsburgh, which continues to grow as top technology companies, entrepreneurs and start-ups look to establish a presence in the city.

Summary of new service:

Start Date City pair Departs Arrives Frequency Aircraft
Sept. 6 Seattle-Pittsburgh 8:00 a.m. 3:53 p.m. Daily B737
Sept. 6 Pittsburgh-Seattle 5:00 p.m. 7:03 p.m. Daily B737

Flight times based on local time zones.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Alaska Airlines): Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-890 SSWL N523AS (msn 35194) SNA (Michael B. Ing). Image: 943248.

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Allegiant launches five seasonal routes from Myrtle Beach

Allegiant Air (Las Vegas) this week celebrated the start of new, nonstop seasonal flights to Myrtle Beach.

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New seasonal routes launching to Myrtle Beach include:

Akron/Canton, Ohio – June 3, 2015 through Sep. 13, 2015
Sanford (near Orlando), Florida – June 4, 2015 through Sep. 13, 2015
Indianapolis, Indiana – June 4, 2015 through Sep. 13, 2015
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – June 5, 2015 through Sep. 13, 2015
Clarksburg, West Virginia – June 5, 2015 through Aug. 17, 2015

Copyright Photo: Jay Selman/AirlinersGallery.com. McDonnell Douglas DC-9-83 (MD-83) N416NV (msn 49555) arrives at Concord, North Carolina, near Charlotte.

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Vacation Express to expand its relationship with Interjet

Vacation Express has announced an expanding partnership with Interjet (Mexico City). The travel company continued:

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This announcement comes after Vacation Express and Interjet completed a very successful winter travel season, departing from Cleveland, Columbus, Nashville, Newark and Pittsburgh. The two newest gateways for Interjet departures are Richmond and Charlotte that recently started on Monday, April 6 and Raleigh/Durham that will begin on June 14. These weekly, exclusive nonstop flights will continue through the summer and some are extended through the fall for travelers to visit destinations in Mexico.

Vacation Express, part of Sunwing Travel Group Inc., has been in existence for over 25 years and offers vacation packages to over 35 destinations in the Caribbean, Mexico and Costa Rica. The charter flights are operated by Sunwing Airlines, AeroMexico, Swift Air, LLC, Interjet, Xtra Airways and Volaris.

Copyright Photo: Duncan Kirk/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A320-214 XA-KNG (msn 1747) is pictured at Toluca, Mexico.

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OneJet to start Milwaukee-Pittsburgh and Indianapolis-Pittsburgh flights

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OneJet (Indianapolis) has announced that it will expand its network of nonstop air travel service with the addition of two routes beginning in May: Nonstop service from Milwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) to Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) is scheduled to begin May 4 and nonstop service from Indianapolis International Airport (IND) to Pittsburgh is set to begin May 11. The new flights follow OneJet’s April 6th commencement of service between Milwaukee and Indianapolis.

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About MKE-PIT Service

The new MKE-PIT flights will be offered four times weekly, Monday through Thursday, departing from MKE at 8:00 a.m. and arriving PIT at 10:10 a.m. Return service from PIT will depart at 4:30 p.m. and arrive MKE at 4:50 p.m. (all times local).

About IND-PIT Service

The new IND-PIT flights will be offered four times weekly, Monday through Thursday, departing from IND at 7:00 a.m. and arriving PIT at 8:00 a.m. Return service from PIT will depart at 5:00 p.m. and arrive IND at 6:10 p.m. (all times local).

All flights will feature Hawker 400 aircraft operated by OneJet’s regional operating partner, Pentastar Aviation.

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Delta to increase operations at Paris CDG for the summer season

Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) is increasing its flight options from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport for the summer 2015 season. The airline will restart nonstop flights from Paris CDG to both Philadelphia International and Pittsburgh International airports, both effective May, 11, 2015. These flights start after Delta adds a third daily flight to Boston’s Logan International Airport on March 29, complementing the existing daily Delta and Air France service. With the addition of these flights, Delta will operate up to 13 peak-day departures between Paris CDG and the United States during the summer months.

Delta’s services between Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Boston will be operated in conjunction with joint-venture partner, Air France-KLM. The airline will use a 167-seat Boeing 757-200 aircraft (above) on flights to Pittsburgh and Philadelphia and a 245-seat Boeing 767-400 aircraft on the Boston route.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 757-232 N688DL (msn 27587) departs from Los Angeles.

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Southwest Airlines increases the number of nonstop destinations from Dallas Love Field to 50

Southwest Airlines (Dallas) today published 16 additional flights, including service to eight new nonstop cities, from Dallas Love Field. The new routes will begin on August 9, 2015. With this latest service enhancement, Southwest will offer a total of 180 weekday departures to 50 nonstop destinations from Dallas Love Field.

Beginning August 9, 2015, the carrier will start once-daily, nonstop service between Dallas (Love Field) and:

Boston (Logan)

Charlotte

Detroit

Omaha

Philadelphia

Pittsburgh

Raleigh/Durham

Salt Lake City

Also on August 9, Southwest will offer additional nonstop service between Dallas (Love Field) and Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore/Washington, Houston (Hobby), Little Rock, Chicago (Midway), and Seattle/Tacoma. Finally, Southwest will upgrade the Saturday-only nonstop service between Dallas and Charleston, South Carolina, that is scheduled to begin on April 11, 2015, to daily service on August 9.

Southwest is able to expand at DAL due to the end of the Wright Amendment and the sublease of two additional Love Field gates from United Airlines in the newly rebuilt 20-gate facility, which is a collaborative effort between the City of Dallas and Southwest Airlines.

Airfield construction continues with additional taxiway capacity scheduled to open in mid-March and mid-July and additional ramp space scheduled to open in late August and in November of this year.

Copyright Photo: Tony Storck/AirlinersGallery.com. Southwest continues its fleet modernization efforts to replace its Boeing 737-300 and 737-500 Classic aircraft with more fuel-efficient and longer-range aircraft with winglets. Boeing 737-8H4 N8653A (msn 37037) with the Aviation Partners Boeing Split Scimitar Wings arrives at Baltimore/Washington (BWI).

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Delta to add two new Cancun routes this summer

Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) will add two seasonal routes to Cancun, Mexico this summer from June 6 through August 28. Baltimore/Washington – Cancun and Pittsburgh – Cancun will both be operated weekly on Saturdays with McDonnell Douglas MD-88s per Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: Ken Petersen/AirlinersGallery.com. McDonnell Douglas MD-88 N906DE (msn 53415) is pictured in action at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.

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Delta to drop four more routes from Memphis

Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) continues to dismantle the Memphis hub. According to The Commerical Appeal of Memphis, the airline will drop all service from MEM to Dallas/Fort Worth, New Orleans and Pittsburgh on January 5, 2015. The airline claims the MEM routes that are being dropped are “unprofitable” A fourth route, to Washington (Reagan National), will be dropped on April 7, 2015. 84 positions at the MEM station are being eliminated according to the report.

The routes are operated with Embraer 170/175s.

Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough/AirlinersGallery.com. Embraer ERJ 170-200LR (ERJ 175) N215JQ (msn 17000270) prepares to land in Washington (Reagan National).

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Allegiant announces 14 new routes and five new cities

Allegiant Air (Las Vegas) today announced new, nonstop jet service on 14 routes, including the addition of five new cities, to the Allegiant network. Allegiant will now offer service to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Indianapolis, Indiana, Omaha, Nebraska, Richmond, Virginia and Jacksonville, Florida.

New routes announced include:

Nonstop service to Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood via Fort Lauderdale / Hollywood International Airport (FLL) from:

Syracuse, N.Y. — begins February 13, 2015
Columbus, Ohio — begins March 13, 2015

Nonstop service to Jacksonville, Fla. via Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) from:

Cincinnati, Ohio — begins February 12, 2015
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — begins February 13, 2015

Nonstop service to Las Vegas via McCarran International Airport (LAS) from:

Indianapolis, Indiana — begins February 27, 2015

Nonstop service to Sanford via Orlando-Sanford International Airport (SFB) from:

Indianapolis, Indiana — begins February 12, 2015
Austin, Texas — begins February 13, 2015

Nonstop service to Punta Gorda, Florida via Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) from:

Indianapolis, Indiana — begins February 11, 2015
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — begins February 12, 2015

Nonstop service to St. Petersburg/Clearwater via St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) from:

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — begins February 11, 2015
Indianapolis, Indiana — begins February 12, 2015
Richmond, Virginia — begins February 13, 2015
Hagerstown, Maryland — begins February 27, 2015
Omaha, Nebraska — begins March 5, 2015

Copyright Photo: Ken Petersen/AirlinersGallery.com. McDonnell Douglas DC-9-83 (MD-83) N869GA (msn 53294) arrives at the Las Vegas base.

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Sun Air Express to start operations at Pittsburgh

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Sun Air Express (Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood) began linking cities in south Florida with destinations in the Bahamas, hence the name “Sun Air.”

In 2012, Sun Air Express began regional services out of Houston (Bush Intercontinental) and Washington (Dulles) airports as part of the Essential Air Service program, which links over 100 smaller communities to hub airports.

Sun Air’s primary maintenance base is in Lancaster, PA.

In 2014, Sun Air Express was awarded five new routes from Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT). Starting next month the carrier will add up to 50 flights per week from Pittsburg International Airport to both Altoona, PA and Jamestown, NY according to Pittsburgh Business Times. Services to Bradford, PA, Lancaster, PA and Franklin/Oil City, PA will start before the end of the year. When completed, Sun Air Express will operate 125 flights a week at PIT.

The airline will operate Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftains on the routes.

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Sun Air Express 10.2014 Route Map