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United Announces Service between AVP and Washington, DC


Avoca, PA – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport (AVP) announced today that United Express will offer Northeastern Pennsylvania travelers daily service between Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and United’s hub at Washington-Dulles International Airport (IAD), beginning October 4, 2018.

United Express will offer up to two nonstop, round-trip flights daily between Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Washington-Dulles using a 50-seat regional jet aircraft. United, together with United Express®, operates approximately 220 daily flights out of Dulles.

“This is big news for everyone in Northeastern Pennsylvania,” said Lackawanna County Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, Chairman, Bi-County Airport Board. “Many of our business people and casual travelers drive back and forth regularly between here and Washington, DC.  Now, it will be so convenient to hop on a plane from AVP and get to our nation’s capital in less than half the time. The benefits it will bring to Northeastern Pennsylvanian travelers will be great.”

United operates 191 daily flights to 73 airports across the United States from IAD, including frequent daily service to top business travel markets in Newark/New York, Chicago, Houston and Los Angeles. United also operates 26 daily nonstop flights to 33 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 for months. “We are really excited to have United Express provide this service to our area business and leisure air travelers,” he noted.  “The new Washington-Dulles service will complement United’s existing service at AVP as customer demand continues to grow. We are also planning other announcements in the future, too.”

Beardsley was quick to point out that Washington, DC is an important destination for many Northeastern Pennsylvania travelers and the connections to other major national and international destinations adds to the convenience for current and future travelers.  “This new destination opens up many more travel doors for our customers,” he said.

In addition to te Washington-Dulles service, United Express will add a third daily flight between AVP and Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) effective October 4, 2018.  United Express will offer up to five nonstop round-trips daily from AVP.  

This spring, AVP began daily round-trip services to Pittsburgh and added additional daily flights to Chicago, Charlotte and Philadelphia.  The addition of Washington, DC flights puts the Airport as the only facility within 120 miles of AVP offering such air service to the nation’s capital.

AVP-UA SCHEDULE (effective 10/4/18)


Flight #AirportDeparts AVPArrivesFrequency
UA 4839ORD5:30 AM6:51 AMDaily
UA 4880IAD6:00 AM7:21 AMDaily1
UA 5187ORD7:10 AM8:31 AMDaily2
UA 3899IAD2:10 PM3:31 PMExcept Sat1
UA 5204ORD5:31 PM6:50 PMDaily


Flight #AirportDepartsArrives AVPFrequency
UA 3832IAD12:30 PM1:35 PMExcept Sat1
UA 5350ORD2:00 PM5:01 PMDaily
UA 4950IAD5:05 PM6:10 PMDaily1
UA 4841ORD5:50 PM8:48 PMDaily
UA 5353ORD9:10 PM12:08 AMDaily2

Note 1: New IAD Flights

Note 2: Additional ORD Flight

About United

United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,600 flights a day to 354 airports across five continents. In 2017, United and United Express operated more than 1.6 million flights carrying more than 148 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, Newark/New York, San Francisco and Washington, DC. United operates 750 mainline aircraft and the airline’s United Express carriers operate 545 regional aircraft. The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 191 countries via 28 member airlines. For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter or connect on Facebook. The common stock of United’s parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol “UAL”.

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