First nonstop flights since 2008
MEMPHIS, 2016-Nov-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Southern Airways has begun new daily service connecting Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) to Harrisburg, Penn., the first daily nonstops between the state capital and the major Mid-Atlantic hub since US Airways cancelled the route in 2008. There will be three daily flights connecting the two cities.
Tickets are on sale at the airline’s website, www.iFlySouthern.com, as well as major online travel sites. All fares will be $99 each way for the remainder of 2016.
“This is a big day for Southern Airways as we take another step in providing safe, affordable, and reliable air service from our Pittsburgh hub,” said Keith Sisson, chief marketing officer of Southern. “Pittsburgh was the largest city in America without a nonstop flight to its state capital, today, with the addition of this service, that is no longer the case.”
“I’m thrilled to be on Southern’s inaugural flight connecting Pittsburgh with our state capital via nonstop air service,” said Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald. “This new route is just one more example of the substantial progress being made at Pittsburgh International, and is reflective of our region’s continued growth and its demand for additional service.”
“Harrisburg is a key nonstop destination and part of our strategy to connect Pittsburgh to regional markets,” said Christina Cassotis, Allegheny County Airport Authority CEO. “Southern has continued to add nonstop destinations at Pittsburgh International Airport and we look forward to their continued success. This is a key route for business travelers tired of wasting valuable time and resources on the highway.”
“Due to the tremendous business, political and social ties between our two regions, travelers drive millions of trips annually between Harrisburg and Pittsburgh,” said Timothy J. Edwards, executive director, Harrisburg International Airport. “Now thanks to Southern Airways, an affordable, convenient and productive option by air is once again available to all of central Pennsylvania!”
For more information, or to arrange an interview, please contact Todd Smith: e-mail: t.smith@iFlySouthern.com direct: 615-202-7944; or Southern’s Manager of Communications and Media Relations, Arthur Randallson: e-mail: a.randallson@iFlySouthern.com direct: 901-674-0100.
Southern Airways Express is a Memphis (Southaven, Mississippi)-based airline, with a fleet of 9-passenger aircraft, including the Caravan 208, Grand Caravan 208-B, and Piper Chieftain PA-31. Some specialty flights are operated on McDonnell-Douglas MD-80 jets as DOT Part 380 Public Charters. The airline markets codeshare fights for Branson Air Express, Elite Airways, Orange Airways, and Buzz Airways under its SOUTHERN logo and moniker. Founded in 2013, Southern Airways Express, Southern Airways Charter, Sun Air Express, and Executive Express Aviation are wholly-owned subsidiaries of Southern Airways Corporation. www.iFlySouthern.com
Robert Kerlik | Vice President, Media Relations
SOURCE: Pittsburgh International Airport