Newport News, Va. (PRWEB) July 02, 2014
PEOPLExpress™, the iconic brand that made air travel affordable and accessible, successfully completed its initial day of operations on Monday, bringing low-fare service from Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport to Boston, Newark, N.J., and Pittsburgh.
A total of four round-trip flights were operated on time on the first day.
“People have been very receptive and supportive of our low fares and convenient non-stop service,” said Jeff Erickson, a long-time airline executive leading the start-up. “From the very beginning, PEOPLExpress was designed to provide a fun, creative and innovative approach to air travel to dispel the myth that low air fares have to mean low service or an impersonal experience.
“As our successful initial days of operations demonstrated, PEOPLExpress is restoring the concepts of respect, value and excitement to the air travel experience. Now that we’re flying, It's time to Fly Smart!™”
In addition to the launch cities, PEOPLExpress is starting service throughout the summer with four additional destinations: West Palm Beach, Fla. (July 14), Atlanta (Aug. 1), and St. Petersburg, Fla., and New Orleans (Aug. 28). One-stop service also will be offered between Newark and West Palm Beach.
Fares start as low as $56 each way for travel through July.
PEOPLExpress has developed a low-cost, a la carte service model that enables customers to create a customized travel product reflecting their individual wishes and budgets. Customers can choose to fly at an ultra-low price with friendly and attentive service but minimal frills or they can opt to purchase extras they want to make their trip more enjoyable, such as priority boarding, pre-assigned seating or an upgrade to a Living Large™ seat with more personal space.
Fees for checked bags are lower than that of major carriers, at $20 for the first bag and $25 for the second. Living Large seats are available at $59 per flight segment, exit row seats are $25 each way, advance seat assignments are $15 each way while carry-on bags in overhead bins are $25 for each bag per segment. Beverages are available for purchase to accompany complimentary snacks.
Tickets are on sale at http://www.flypex.com or by calling toll free (844) 4FLYPEX) from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. daily, Eastern time.
From its base at Newport News-Williamsburg International Airport, Vision Airlines dba PEOPLExpress, with a fleet of three Boeing 737 aircraft , is serving Boston, Newark and Pittsburgh with later service to West Palm Beach, Atlanta, St. Petersburg and New Orleans. Built on the platform of an iconic brand, the new PEOPLExpress is committed to restoring the concepts of respect, value and excitement to the air travel experience with a focus on safety, comfort and quality service at a great price. For more information, please visit http://www.flypex.com.