OneJet to launch flights from Pittsburgh to Providence, Nashville
OneJet will launch service from Pittsburgh International Airport to Providence, R.I., and Nashville, Tenn., this summer, the airline announced Thursday.
Nashville flights are set to launch July 12, and the Providence flights are set to launch Aug. 23, the release said.
The airline is under an agreement with the airport to announce service to 10 destinations by the end of this year. The two new flights bring the total announced so far to seven.
Nashville is the first destination announced that will not be a new nonstop destination for the airport.
Southwest Airlines provides one daily flight to Nashville, which departs Pittsburgh at 5:45 p.m. on weekdays and Sundays and departs at 7:55 a.m. Saturdays, said Alyson Walls, an airport spokeswoman.
The new OneJet flights will depart from Pittsburgh at 8:50 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays, complementing the Southwest flights well, the release said.
Matthew Maguire, OneJet CEO, said he expected “most if not all” of the remaining three destinations to be new nonstops for the airport, he said.
Nashville flights will go on sale Monday and Providence flights will go on sale Aug. 1, the release said.
The Providence flight will bring the number of nonstops the airport serves to 68.
OneJet caters to business travelers flying to medium-sized airports on seven-seater jets.
The airport awarded the airline $1 million in state gambling money in exchange for the new flights and for the airline to base its operations in Pittsburgh.
So far, the airline has announced service to Cincinnati, Louisville, Ky., Hartford, Conn., Richmond, Va., and Albany, N.Y.
The airline served Indianapolis and Milwaukee before the agreement was signed.
When Providence service launches, the airline will be offering 36 daily flights to and from Pittsburgh International, the release said.
Theresa Clift is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 412-380-5669, firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter @tclift.
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