Seen showcasing OneJet’s new service from Pittsburgh in Louisville are: Mayor Greg Fischer, City of Louisville; Jim Welch, Chairman of the Louisville Regional Airport Authority; Matt Maguire, CEO of OneJet; Ray LaHood, former Secretary of the US Department of Transportation; and Kent Oyler, CEO and President of the Greater Louisville Regional Chamber of Commerce. Although no cake was on offer this time, Thomas Tyra, Director of Marketing & Air Service Development, Louisville Regional Airport Authority, promises anna.aero that cake will be offered at the carrier’s Raleigh-Durham and Kansas City launches in October.
- OneJet launched its latest route from Pittsburgh (PIT) on 25 July, a 539-kilometre connection to Louisville (SDF). The airport pair will be flown using OneJet’s seven-seater Hawker 400 jets, catered specifically for business travellers using medium-sized airports. On the same day as the carrier’s inauguration in Louisville, it announced that it will add a further two routes to Raleigh-Durham and Kansas City from October. “Our business partners asked and we got the job done,” Greater Louisville Regional Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Kent Oyler said of OneJet’s arrival. “Pittsburgh, along with the two new non-stop destinations [announced today] are vital to businesses currently in our region, and will help us in attracting even more companies to the area.” The new link between Pittsburgh and Louisville will be flown each weekday (no Saturday or Sunday flight) facing no incumbent. At the JumpStart Route Development Conference in June, Matt Maguire, CEO of OneJet, spoke of what the carrier looks for when analysing new potential markets.