United Express airlines have started operating two non-stop daily flights between Pennsylvania’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport and Washington-Dulles International Airport in the greater Washington D.C. area. The first flight took off on Thursday.
“It helps tremendously. We usually have to go through either Newark or Philly to get around down there and it saves so much time,” Terri Norton of Falls, who travels frequently to D.C. for work, told PA Home Page.
The flight service will also benefit those who go on vacations to Europe and Latin America.
“I think they will be easier. I’m hoping it will be. I think it’s a great idea and I’m glad they did it,” said Connie Moore of Lakeville, who was
With the new flight, it now takes just an hour to reach D.C., as opposed to a five-hour northeastern Pennsylvania route journey earlier.
The airport directors have held consultations with different airlines for months about extending the services.
“We have outstanding service to hubs. We’re after the new service going into Florida markets but this is a real win for the community,” said Carl Beardsley, the airport executive director.