Low-cost carriers expand service at Pittsburgh International Airport
As air travel continues to rebound from the pandemic, Pittsburgh International Airport is getting a boost from some ultra-low-cost carriers that plan to add or expand service to multiple markets starting this year. next.
Sun Country Airlines announced Monday that it will increase seasonal service between Pittsburgh and Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport from May 18. The low-cost airline will increase its twice-weekly service to four days a week.
The added service to Pittsburgh is part of a larger 11-route expansion planned by Minneapolis-based Sun Country.
“We’re trying to turn Minneapolis into a two-airline market,” Sun Country CEO Jude Bricker said at the Skift Aviation Forum in Dallas Nov. 16. “If you pay with your own money, you fly with Sun Country. If you fly on a corporate contract, you fly with Delta.
Sun Country’s expanded schedule will see the airline operate the Pittsburgh-Minneapolis route on Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.
In addition to the Sun Country expansion, Breeze Airways plans to resume flights from Pittsburgh to New Orleans and Hartford, Connecticut, and also expand service to Providence, RI, and Charleston, SC, and add a seasonal service to Norfolk, Va.
The additional service comes as Pittsburgh International is in the midst of a $1.4 billion modernization project slated for completion in early 2025.
Ryan Deto is a staff writer for Tribune-Review. You can contact Ryan by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .