You’ll soon be able to fly between Pittsburgh and state capital Harrisburg.
The Allegheny County Airport Authority on Tuesday afternoon announced regular service between the two cities for the first time in eight years when US Airways Express dropped the route.
The service will be flown on Southern Airways, a regional carrier, three times daily on weekdays and once a day on Saturdays and Sundays. Southern Airways flies seven-seat, twin-engine aircraft between Pittsburgh and several smaller airports, including Bradford, Franklin and Lancaster in Pennsylvania, Hagerstown, Md., and Jamestown, N.Y. Allegheny County Airport Authority CEO Christina Cassotis said returning the Harrisburg service was a key part of its strategy.
“The addition of Harrisburg as a nonstop destination provides another option for travelers to get to our state capital,” said Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald in a statement. “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.”
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