Wednesday, April 29, 2009

New Nonstop Flights to LA/San Francisco will Enhance Pittsburgh Access to Asia Destinations

New nonstop flights to San Francisco and Los Angeles on United Airlines will create easier access from Pittsburgh to growing markets in Asia and the Pacific Rim.

Beginning Sept. 2, United will offer daily nonstop service between Pittsburgh International Airport and United’s hubs in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Flights can be booked at

“Flying nonstop to United’s West Coast hubs of Los Angeles and San Francisco will give Pittsburgh air travelers more choices to reach important destinations for business and leisure,” said Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato. “These new flights expand options for reaching Hawaii, Vancouver and Edmonton, Canada, Asia and Australia with only one stop. United’s new air service will be a tremendous asset for our region and enable our businesses to compete even more efficiently on a global scale.”

The flights will be operated with an Airbus 319 aircraft on the following schedule:

Pittsburgh – Los Angeles on United

  • Flight Number UA 265, PIT-LAX, departs PIT 6 p.m., arrives LAX 8:16 p.m., daily
  • Flight Number UA 458, LAX-PIT, departs LAX 9 a.m., arrives PIT 5:17 p.m., daily

Pittsburgh – San Francisco on United

  • Flight Number UA 237, PIT-SFO, departs PIT 8:45 a.m., arrives SFO 11:13 a.m., daily
  • Flight Number UA 480, SFO-PIT, departs SFO 1 p.m., arrives PIT 8:49 p.m., daily

“These flights provide the business traveler with an ideal schedule for departures and arrivals. No red-eyes!” said Allegheny County Airport Authority Chairman Glenn R. Mahone. “Another distinction for this announcement: With this latest offering, United now offers flights to its five hubs from Pittsburgh International Airport, including Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington D.C. That creates many opportunities for convenient domestic and global connections.”

“For a number of years, public and private-sector leaders in the Pittsburgh region have focused on preserving service to critical U.S. business markets and restoring nonstop service to Europe,” said Dennis Yablonsky, CEO of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development. “As a result, nonstop service to Europe will resume on June 3, and today’s announcement by United Airlines is an important step forward in our domestic efforts. Now we need to use these new routes, make them successful, and send a message to the airline industry that Pittsburgh International Airport is a profitable location to add service."


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