News release from the Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority:
FWA and United Airlines announce non-stop service
(April 18, 2016) – Officials at the Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority are pleased to announce that beginning Wednesday, September 7, 2016, United Airlines will begin daily nonstop service between Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA) and New York/Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR).
“Our new daily service to New York/Newark offers United customers numerous opportunities for domestic and international travel,” said United’s Sales Manager Kimberly Egan. “With hundreds of options available at our Newark hub, we are confident our Fort Wayne customers will benefit greatly from this flight.”
“We are excited to welcome Newark service on United to FWA” said Executive Director of Airports Scott Hinderman. “We’re thrilled to provide our passengers with an East Coast connection that will not only give access to areas in and around New York City, but also provide connection to hundreds of destinations worldwide.”
This new service will operate seven days a week with a morning departure from FWA of 6:00 a.m., with an arrival at EWR of 7:53 a.m. The return flight will depart from EWR at 7:45 p.m. and return back to FWA at 9:45 p.m.
United Airlines also operates daily nonstop service to Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) three times a day from FWA. For flight availability and fares, visit the United Airlines website at www.united.com or call United Airlines Reservations at 1-800-241-6522.
About Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority
The Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority was created in 1985 and is responsible for managing Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA) and Smith Field Airport. The airport authority is governed by a six-member board appointed by the Mayor of Fort Wayne and the Allen County Commissioners. Serving northeast Indiana and the surrounding region, FWA offers nonstop service to 12 cities on four airlines. In 2015, FWA served 715,907 passengers – an 11% increase over 2014. For more information about the Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority, visit https://fwairport.com/.
United Airlines and United Express operate an average of nearly 5,000 flights a day to 342 airports across six continents. In 2015, United and United Express operated nearly two million flights carrying 140 million customers. United is proud to have the world’s most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United operates more than 700 mainline aircraft, and this year, the airline anticipates taking delivery of 20 new Boeing aircraft, including 737 NGs, 787s and 777s. The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 192 countries via 28 member airlines. Approximately 84,000 United employees reside in every U.S. state and in countries around the world. For more information, visit united.com. The common stock of United’s parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol UAL.