Pittsburgh, PA –
People Express plans to launch service from Pittsburgh making the city its home and is awaiting government approval. This is a revival of the former airline’s name from 1981 to 1987 when it was the fifth largest carrier in the U.S. and largest out of Pittsburgh. It is being launched as a no-frills LCC airline using routes to places like West Palm Beach and other east coast destinations.
However encouraging, the almost upstart airline still needs to raise capital and buy airplanes, get trained and hire a workforce before anyone goes anywhere on PeoplExpress.
Pittsburgh uses to have over 500 flights per day on just U.S. Airways but has since shrunk to a mere 139 for all airlines combined ad ticket prices have risen an average of 600% since Southwest pulled out of some destinations.