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Via Airlines Reveals Pittsburgh as Focus City with Four New Routes

Via Airlines Reveals Pittsburgh as Focus City with Four New Routes

PITTSBURGH - Via Airlines announced nonstop service to four new destinations from Pittsburgh, Pa., making Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) key to their ongoing expansion efforts throughout the northeast. The new destinations include nonstop service to Birmingham, Ala.; Memphis, Tenn. and Hartford, Conn., with through service to Austin, Texas, from Memphis. The first flight from Pittsburgh takes off in April with other routes flying in June and July of 2019.

Now serving a total of 19 cities across the U.S., the Pittsburgh route announcement is a part of the established carrier’s largest expansion to date. The new nonstop flights will operate four times each week to/from Pittsburgh International Airport with Via Airlines’ 50-seat Embraer ERJ-145 jets.

As one of the fastest growing airlines in the U.S., Via Airlines is known for nonstop, low-cost, high-value flights where passengers are treated as guests. With the ERJ-145 jet’s 2:1 seat configuration, no guest is subject to the dreaded middle seat, and can fly comfortably for significantly less than the cost of other travel options.

 “Pittsburgh is an amazing city and we’re elated to introduce nonstop service to both its business and leisure travelers to/from Birmingham, Memphis, and Hartford,” said Don Bowman, Via Airlines’ Director of Business Development. “Nonstop service not only helps travelers move to and from these destinations faster and more economically than existing options, including traveling by car, but also ensures the opportunity for our own steady growth and continued provision of reliable service for the Pittsburgh market and beyond,” added Don.
 
Further enriching Pittsburgh’s current economic renaissance, the new high-demand, nonstop service from a reliable, well-established airline provides a huge boon for business and leisure travelers alike.

“We’re pleased to offer more nonstop destinations at Pittsburgh International with the arrival of Via Airlines which connects important mid-size markets to our region,” said Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald. “Via’s expansion here means more economic development opportunities for new and existing businesses.”
 
“Nonstop air service is critical to our business community and we’re excited to welcome Via, which recognizes our strong market,” said Allegheny County Airport Authority CEO Christina Cassotis. “Via is a proven carrier with experience in connecting mid-size cities.”
 
Sylvester Lavender, Birmingham Airport Authority Interim President and CEO, commented on the mutual excitement happening in Birmingham, Ala., around the new route between the two cities, “We are very pleased that Via Airlines has committed to making Birmingham a focus city in addition to Pittsburgh through Pittsburgh International Airport. The addition of Pittsburgh and three new cities to be served nonstop offers our community more connectivity, convenience, and affordability for both business and leisure travelers.”

Route Details
Nonstop Birmingham, Ala. (BHM) to/from Pittsburgh, Pa. (PIT): 
Days of Operation:     Sunday, Monday, Thursday, and Friday
Departure Times:       1:24 p.m. from BHM and 12:06 p.m. from PIT
Start of Operations:   4/11/2019
Aircraft Type:              ERJ-145
     
Nonstop Memphis, Tenn. (MEM) to/from Pittsburgh, Pa. (PIT): 
Days of Operation:     Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday
Departure Times:       10:21 a.m. from MEM and 5:21 p.m. from PIT
Start of Operations:   6/25/2019
Aircraft Type:              ERJ-145
 
Nonstop Hartford, Conn. (BDL) to/from Pittsburgh, Pa. (PIT): 
Days of Operation:     Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday
Departure Times:       3:27 p.m. from BDL and 1:39 p.m. from PIT
Start of Operations:   7/22/2019
Aircraft Type:              ERJ-145
 
Through Service Austin, Texas (AUS) Through Memphis, Tenn. (MEM) to/from Pittsburgh, Pa. (PIT): 
Days of Operation:     Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
Departure Times:       8:15 a.m. from AUS and 5:21 p.m. from PIT
Start of Operations:   6/25/2019
Aircraft Type:              ERJ-145