By John Straitiff
Southern Airways Express will be the new service provider to the DuBois/Jefferson County Airport in 2017. They will offer daily flights to and from DUJ to both Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) & Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) with 19 total flights per week for each destination and flights starting at $29 to PIT and $49 to BWI. The return of service to Pittsburgh has many business and leisure travelers very excited, especially since Pittsburgh is becoming a discount airline hub. Southern Airways Express is based in Memphis, which helps explain why their pilots wear blue suede shoes. They also sport white pilot’s shirts and caps that harken back to the glory days of air travel.
Working in the tourism industry, I’m excited about having so many weekly affordable flights to and from the PA Great Outdoors region, and the fact that Southern Airways has a large marketing campaign schedule to help promote and attract passengers. I believe things are really looking up for air travel in the region. Here is a sneak peek at one of their new and dynamic :30 second television commercials.