Mesa Airlines is beginning twice-daily, non-stop United Express service between Pensacola Gulf Coast Regional Airport (PNS) and Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD beginning February 11, 2010.
It will operate the United Express service (on behalf of franchise partner United Airlines) with 50-seat Bombardier CRJ200 regional jets.
“Service to Washington has become a priority for our community and this expanded service by United out of Pensacola’s airport adds to the strength and significance of the Gulf Coast market,” said Mike Wiggins, Pensacola’s mayor. “I also want to announce United will begin non-stop, Saturday and Sunday, seasonal service from Pensacola to Chicago’s O’Hare airport and that the City of Pensacola will continue working with United to expand Chicago service to a year-round basis.”
The schedule for the daily flights from Pensacola to Dulles (all times local) will see flight UA7324 departing PNS at 8:10 a.m. and reaching IAD at 11:19 a.m. Flight UA7318 is timed to leave PNS at 12:30 p.m. and arrive at IAD at 3:39 p.m.
In the other direction, the schedule from Washington Dulles to Pensacola has a flight departing IAD at 8:45 a.m. to make a 10:18 a.m. arrival (all times local) at PNS; and flight UA7320 leaving IAD at 5:15 p.m. to get to PNS at 6:48 p.m.
For the seasonal service between Pensacola and Chicago O’Hare, which will begin on February 13 and will operate on Saturdays and Sundays through June 6, flight UA7217 is timed to leave PNS at 4:45 p.m. and arrive at ORD at 7:10 p.m. In the other direction, a flight is scheduled to depart ORD at 1:10 p.m. and reach PNS at 3:40 p.m.