2013-03-04


Fitzgerald Announces New Pittsburgh-Nashville Non-Stop Daily Flights on Southwest Airlines

PITTSBURGH – Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald today announced that Southwest Airlines has added a new daily nonstop destination at Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT).  Beginning Sunday, September 29, travelers will be able to fly nonstop from Pittsburgh to Nashville International Airport (BNA) in Tennessee. Flights can be booked beginning today at southwest.com.

“There are a handful of key cities that we have targeted to expand service to – and Nashville is one of those,” said County Executive Rich Fitzgerald.  “Southwest has been a great partner with us in Pittsburgh and we look forward to continuing to work with them to expand their market at our airport.  This new flight to the Nashville market is an important one for our business and leisure travelers, and Southwest’s competitive fares make it a great option for our region.”

The flight will depart PIT at 8:20 a.m. and arrive at BNA at 8:50 a.m. The return departure from BNA leaves at 5:30 p.m. and arrives at PIT at 7:55 p.m., except Saturdays. On Saturdays, the flight will depart from PIT at 12:55 p.m. and arrive at BNA at 1:25 p.m. with a return departure from BNA at 12:00 p.m. with arrival at PIT at 2:25 p.m.

“The Airport Authority is pleased to be a part of Southwest’s expansion program in Nashville.  This new route will meet travelers’ needs to fly nonstop to Nashville, and from there, many convenient connections to the south and east will offer travelers more flexibility,” said David Minnotte, Chairman, Allegheny County Airport Authority.

At Pittsburgh International Airport, Southwest and AirTran serve these routes: Atlanta, GA; Baltimore, MD; Chicago Midway, IL; Denver, CO; Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Ft. Myers, FL; Houston Hobby, TX (beginning April 14, 2013); Las Vegas, NV; Orlando, FL; Phoenix, AZ; Tampa, FL; West Palm Beach, FL (seasonally). Combined, both airlines average about 23 flights per day.

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