Bradley International Airport to Welcome Via Airlines, Add Nonstop Service to Pittsburgh
WINDSOR LOCKS, CONNECTICUT – January 9, 2019 – The Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA) is pleased to announce the addition of Via Airlines to its menu of airlines operating out of Bradley International Airport. The airline will debut nonstop service to Pittsburgh in 2019.
“We are very excited about the opportunity to partner with Bradley International Airport in serving both business and leisure travelers with nonstop jet service to Pittsburgh,” said Irit Vizer, Via Airlines President and COO. “At Via Airlines, we take pride in providing our guests with nonstop service, as it not only helps travelers move to and from destinations faster and more economically than existing options, but also helps ensure our mission to continue support for previously under-served communities in need of multi-city connectivity,” added Irit.
“We are excited to start the year on a high note by welcoming Via Airlines and announcing the continued expansion of our airline and route network,” said Kevin A. Dillon, A.A.E., Executive Director of the CAA. “Pittsburgh is an important destination, especially for those traveling on business. This new nonstop, however, will bring benefits to both our business and leisure passengers by offering a cost-effective and convenient option to travel between the two cities. We look forward to our partnership with Via Airlines and their success at Bradley International Airport.”
The service will commence on July 22, 2019, on an Embraer ERJ145, with 50 seats. The flight will depart Bradley International Airport at 3:27 p.m. and arrive at Pittsburgh International Airport at 4:51 p.m. From Pittsburgh International Airport, the flight will leave at 1:39 p.m. and arrive at Bradley International Airport at 2:57 p.m. It will operate four times a week, year-round, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Flights can be booked on www.flyviaair.com.
About Via Airlines
Founded in 1997, Via Airlines is a domestic airline offering daily scheduled flights across the U.S. Via Airlines was the first airline to be certified under new FAA safety regulations, ensuring the highest level of safety in the aviation industry. The airline operates a fleet of 50-seat Embraer ERJ145s and 30-seat EMB-120s providing its guests with cost-effective, convenient and comfortable travel to 19 cities. Visit www.flyviaair.com for additional information and to book flights.
About Bradley International Airport
Bradley International Airport (BDL) welcomes nearly 7 million travelers each year, making it the second largest airport in New England. At Bradley International Airport, we want our passengers to “Love the Journey.” We proudly offer nonstop access to more than 30 popular destinations. Recent efforts to elevate the travel experience through terminal enhancements and new amenities have helped Bradley International Airport earn the #3 spot in the prestigious ranking of best airports in the U.S. by Condé Nast Traveler in 2018. Bradley International Airport is operated by the Connecticut Airport Authority, and its operations are entirely self-funded. The airport contributes nearly $2.6 billion to the regional economy. For more info, visit www.flybdl.org.
About The Connecticut Airport Authority
The CAA was established in 2011 to develop, improve, and operate Bradley International Airport and the state’s five general aviation airports (Danielson, Groton-New London, Hartford-Brainard, Waterbury-Oxford, and Windham). The CAA Board consists of 11 members with a broad spectrum of experience in aviation-related and other industries, as well as government. The goal of the CAA is to make Connecticut’s airports more attractive to new airlines, bring in new routes, and support Connecticut’s overall economic development and growth strategy.
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