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Old Posted Nov 30, 2017, 2:22 PM
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Originally Posted by highlander206 View Post
For the second time this month, another airline has announced a new non stop destination from PIT. This time, it's Air Canada and non stop service to Montreal. Service begins in May, will be daily, and will only take about an hour and a half to get to both cities. I am a little impressed PIT was able to snag this, didn't think this area would have enough demand for service to the city, but PIT is paying out much less involved with this flight compared to the Seattle and European ones recently announced so the airline must feel this will do well without much marketing. I am excited though as Montreal is one of my favorite places to visit and this will make it much easier to get there.
There are probably enough demand from leisure and Bombardier related passengers to justify a 50 passenger plane.

Admittedly, I don't know how the economics of how airlines pick routes, but one would think that PIT could achieve more direct routes with airlines operating smaller planes. Despite the Southwest approach, not every route has to be flown on a 737 to be feasible does it? Maybe I'm just longing for the days when USAir was flying little Embraer jets from PIT to every airport east of the Mississippi.
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