OneJet, the air transportation network that provides nonstop travel in small and medium size markets, today announced the selection of Pittsburgh as its new focus city, significantly expanding nonstop regional air service from Pittsburgh International Airport.
The expansion will include the addition of five new nonstop destinations from Pittsburgh over the course of 2016, as well as a paralleled investment in Pittsburgh domiciled aircraft and employees.
Beginning on May 9th, OneJet will add weekday nonstop service between Pittsburgh and Hartford, Connecticut, with seats available for sale beginning April 1(st), subject to customary Department of Transportation approvals. OneJet, which already serves Indianapolis and Milwaukee from Pittsburgh, will announce additional destinations from the new focus city during the second quarter of this year.
Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, a senior advisor to OneJet, stated: “Through the use of right sized aircraft and smart capacity optimization, OneJet is innovatively leveraging our nation’s existing air transportation capabilities to create highly accessible nonstop travel options in the U.S. Today’s announcement reflects a steadfast and cooperative effort by OneJet and Pennsylvania leadership to ensure Pittsburgh is positioned to enjoy continued and increasing access to nonstop service and convenient regional connectivity.”
“OneJet’s decision to expand service in Pennsylvania is critical to the growth of the commonwealth’s economy and the thriving Pittsburgh business community,” said Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf. “Additionally, travelers will have easier access to enjoy Pennsylvania’s tourism assets throughout the greater Pittsburgh region and beyond.”
OneJet, which launched operations from Pittsburgh last May, now services over ten Fortune 500 companies, including FedEx, with inventory available through all traditional corporate and retail points of sale, including Expedia, Carlson Wagonlit, and BCD Travel. OneJet service includes TSA Pre access for eligible travelers, expedited boarding, and complimentary on board amenities.
“OneJet is proud to serve the Pittsburgh community and its corporate citizens. Our decision to expand operations in there, was due to the overwhelming response we’ve seen from Pittsburgh’s largest corporations and the business travel community in the region,” commented Matthew Maguire, OneJet’s Chief Executive Officer. “We’re extremely excited to now offer our Pittsburgh customers a new set of nonstop destinations, while providing the highest levels of safety, security, and convenience.
“OneJet’s decision to declare Pittsburgh International Airport a base of operations and to add flights to key business destinations shows that our region is growing and that our business demand for flights is strong,” said Rich Fitzgerald, Allegheny County Executive. “The permanent jobs and flights connected to this base are indicative of the positive momentum we’ve seen at Pittsburgh International in the past 13 months. We’re excited for the future of OneJet as it continues to grow into the future, and we’d like to thank them for this investment in Pittsburgh International and our region.”
“We’re thrilled that OneJet chose to capitalize on the demand for more nonstop flights from Pittsburgh International Airport. We’d like to thank them for working with us to make today’s announcement a reality,” Christina Cassotis, Allegheny County Airport Authority CEO continued. “This is truly an example of our continuing partnership with airlines and our ability to leverage the continuing renaissance of Pittsburgh. OneJet’s growth will mark 21 new routes launched from Pittsburgh International in the last 13 months.”