United Airlines launches three new regional connections

United Airlines this week launched three new regional connections, including two Public Service Obligation (PSO) routes to Prescott in Arizona. Pictured at the ribbon cutting ceremony are Prescott Mayor Billie Orr (centre left) and Prescott Airport Director Robin Sobotta (centre), amongst other dignitaries and staff.

  • United Airlines on 29 August commenced year-round operations from Denver (DEN) and Los Angeles (LAX) to Prescott (PRC); while also launching services between Washington Dulles (IAD) and Plattsburgh (PBG). The shortest route is between Los Angeles and Prescott, at 554 kilometres, with the longest of the three, Denver to Prescott, coming in at 895 kilometres. All three routes are operated year-round by CRJ 200s, with no existing competitors. The two services to Prescott are Public Service Obligation (PSO) routes, with the tender being given to United Airlines (operated by SkyWest Airlines) by the US Department of Transport. These routes from Denver and Los Angeles to Prescott will be operated daily and six times a week respectively, according to OAG Schedules Analyser, with the Plattsburgh – Dulles service being served 12 times per week. 

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