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Additional Air Service to Washington, DC Coming to AVP


Avoca, PA (March 6, 2020) – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport (AVP) announced today that United Express will offer Northeastern Pennsylvania travelers additional daily service between Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and United’s hub at Washington-Dulles International Airport (IAD), beginning August 18, 2020.

United Express will add a third nonstop, round-trip flight daily between Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Washington-Dulles using a 50-seat regional jet aircraft. United, together with United Express®, operates approximately 247 daily flights out of Dulles.

“United continues to show support for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport and Northeastern Pennsylvania travelers,” said Lackawanna County Commissioner Debi Domenick, Esq., Chairperson, Bi-County Airport Board. “This serves as an excellent route to reach our nation’s capital, as well as the connectivity both domestically and internationally.”

United operates 217 daily flights to 85 airports across the United States from IAD, including frequent daily service to top business travel markets in Newark/New York, Chicago, Houston, San Francisco and Los Angeles. United also operates 30 daily nonstop flights to 34 international destinations from IAD, including Europe, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada.

Carl Beardsley, AVP Executive Director, said that discussions with United, and many other airlines, about expanded air service from AVP have been on-going. “We are really excited to have United Express provide additional service to our area business and leisure air travelers,” he noted.  “The additional Washington-Dulles service will complement United’s existing service at AVP as customer demand continues to grow.”

In addition to the Washington-Dulles service, United Express currently has up to two daily flights between AVP and Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD).  Come August, United Express will offer up to five nonstop round-trips daily from AVP. 

About United

United’s shared purpose is “Connecting People. Uniting the World.” We are more focused than ever on our commitment to customers through a series of innovations and improvements designed to help build a great experience: Every customer. Every flight. Every day. Together, United and United Express operate approximately 4,900 flights a day to 362 airports across six continents. In 2019, United and United Express operated more than 1.7 million flights carrying more than 162 million customers. United is proud to have the world’s most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco and Washington, DC.  United operates 791 mainline aircraft and the airline’s United Express partners operate 581 regional aircraft. United is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 195 countries via 26 member airlines. For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter and Instagram or connect on Facebook. The common stock of United’s parent, United Airlines Holdings, Inc., is traded on the Nasdaq under the symbol “UAL”.

About AVP

AVP currently offers travelers approximately 38 daily arrivals and departures, which includes non-stop flights to six destinations, with one-stop service to hundreds of destinations worldwide.  Air service is provided by the following airlines: American (Charlotte, Chicago-O’Hare and Philadelphia); Delta (Atlanta and Detroit); and United (Chicago-O’Hare and Washington-Dulles).  For more information, call 1-877-2FLYAVP (235-9287), visit flyAVP.com, follow @flyAVP on Twitter and flyAVP_ on Instagram, connect with us on Facebook, or download the flyAVP app from the Apple Store or Google Play.

AVP-UA SCHEDULE (effective 8/18/20)


Flight # Airport Departs AVP Arrives Frequency  
UA 4917 IAD 6:00 AM 7:21 AM Daily  
UA 3732 ORD 7:10 AM 8:38 AM Daily  
UA 3885 IAD 2:10 PM 3:31 PM Except Sat  
UA 3804 ORD 5:26 PM 6:48 PM Except Sat  
UA 5015 IAD 7:35 PM 8:56 PM Daily 1


Flight # Airport Departs Arrives AVP Frequency  
UA 3804 IAD 12:30 PM 1:35 PM Except Sat  
UA 3741 ORD 2:00 PM 4:46 PM Daily  
UA 4876 IAD 5:05 PM 6:10 PM Daily  
UA 3803 ORD 6:00 PM 8:42 PM Except Sat  
UA 4987 IAD 10:20 PM 11:25 PM Daily 1

Note 1: Additional IAD Flight

IAD: Washington-Dulles International Airport

ORD: Chicago O’Hare International Airport


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