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Southern Airways to Launch Non-Stop Pittsburgh Service from Northeast Pennsylvania


Avoca, PA (August 15, 2018) – The Bi-County Airport Board and Team AVP are pleased to announce that Southern Airways Express, the fast-growing regional carrier that operates daily flights to seven Pennsylvania cities, announces new air service between Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AVP) and Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT). The flight is currently being operated by Regional Sky. Southern will assume the route beginning September 5, 2018 with twice daily service. One-way fares start at just $129.

“As Pennsylvania’s hometown airline, we are proud to add Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to our growing network throughout the Commonwealth and the mid-Atlantic region,” said Southern’s Chairman and CEO Stan Little. “We believe these fast, frequent, and affordable flights will be well-received by business and leisure flyers in both Northeast Pennsylvania and throughout the Pittsburgh region.”

Southern will provide two non-stops in each direction, with weekday departures from Pittsburgh at 8:15 AM and 4:00 PM. Flights departing from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton will be at 10:10 AM and 5:55 PM. There will be one flight in each direction on both Saturdays and Sundays. The full flight schedule is available at iFlySouthern.com.

 “Today’s announcement fulfills our ongoing commitment of always striving to add better conveniences, better routes and more affordability to the people of Northeastern PA,” said Airport Board Chairman Patrick O’Malley.

“Our Board and Airport Staff are pleased to see evolution of Pittsburgh service through this arrangement with Southern Airways,” said AVP Executive Director Carl Beardsley. “Through this partnership, we’ve expanded service while enabling our travelers to take advantage of Southern Air’s airline connecting arrangements that lead to many other great locations.”

“We are confident that twice-daily weekday service and reasonable fares will get people out of their cars and into our comfortable and roomy aircraft,” said Southern Airways Chief Commercial Officer Mark Cestari. “We not only believe that this route will be popular with the business community, but also with students and sports fans that want easy access to the Steel City.”

A limited time promotional fare of $129 is available for all seats purchased before August 31, 2018.

About Southern Airways Express

Founded in 2013, Hernando, MS-based Southern Airways Express has quickly grown to become one of the largest commuter airlines in the United States. Operating a fleet of Cessna Caravans and Grand Caravans, Southern serves 17 cities with more than 100 peak-day departures from hubs at Baltimore, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Memphis, and Pittsburgh. For more information, go to iFlySouthern.com or visit them on all major social media sites.

About AVP

AVP currently offers travelers approximately forty daily arrivals and departures, which includes non-stop flights to seven 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); Regional Sky (Pittsburgh (thru September 5, 2018)); Southern Airways Express (Pittsburgh (beginning September 5, 2018)); and United (Chicago-O’Hare, Newark (thru October 3, 2018) and Washington-Dulles (beginning October 4, 2018).  For more information, call 1-877-2FLYAVP (235-9287)

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