Flint, Michigan, 2016-Jul-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Flint’s Bishop International Airport (FNT) is taking a bite out of the Big Apple, with today’s launch of United Airlines’ new nonstop service to New York/Newark Airport (EWR). Newark is one of three commercial airports serving the metropolitan New York area. FNT serves a region of almost 3 million passengers, and this new route gives them their most direct and convenient flight to the East Coast and beyond.
“United’s first-ever service between Flint and our hub at New York/Newark opens a world of opportunity for our business and leisure customers in Southeast Michigan,” said Cheryl Cannon, United’s Midwest Sales Manager. “This new route offers customers nonstop access from Flint to the New York area and opportunities to connect to 79 domestic and 56 flights to Europe, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada.”
Airport Director, Craig Williams said that “being able to offer our region’s travelers nonstop access to one of the world’s greatest financial centers is fantastic! Not only is it perfect for a business day trip, or catch a Broadway matinee, the flight is ideally timed to connect up and down the eastern seaboard, as well as internationally.”
“Bishop International Airport and the airlines it serves continue to play an important role in our region’s success,” Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said. “Not only will United Airlines enable northern Oakland County businesses and residents to travel to and from New York City in one day, it also will open up key destinations in Asia – a vital market to a county with over 1,000 foreign-owned firms from 39 countries.”
|Flight #:||Departure City||Departure Time||Arrival Time|
|UA4365||Flint||7:00 a.m.||8:55 a.m.|
|UA4406||Newark||8:00 p.m.||10:10 p.m.|
Tickets are on sale at united.com
About Bishop International Airport
Flint Bishop International Airport (FNT) is “The smart way to fly”. Flint offers the lowest average airfares in Michigan, making “Pure Michigan Purely Affordable. We also guarantee you all of the destination options of a larger airport, while flying from the comfort of a relaxing and beautiful facility. Flint features all-jet service, with flights provided by Allegiant, American, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines and United. Our airlines provide many nonstop flights to popular destinations across the country that will also connect you around the world. For reservations and flight information from Flint, visit our website at bishopairport.org
United Airlines and United Express operate an average of nearly 5,000 flights a day to 342 airports across six continents. In 2015, United and United Express operated nearly two million flights carrying 140 million customers. United is proud to have the world’s most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United operates more than 700 mainline aircraft, and this year, the airline anticipates taking delivery of 20 new Boeing aircraft, including 737 NGs, 787s and 777s. The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 192 countries via 28 member airlines. Approximately 84,000 United employees reside in every U.S. state and in countries around the world. For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter or connect on Facebook. The common stock of United’s parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol UAL.
CONTACT: Pat Corfman
Ph.: 810-235-6560, ext. 120 .
Director of Marketing and Public Relations
Bishop International Airport Authority
G-3425 W. Bristol Road
Flint, Michigan 48507