PEOPLExpress Airlines plans to begin service on 30 June 2014 from Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport in Virginia. Flights will be operated by Vision Airlines dba PEOPLExpress. Their fleet is made up of three Boeing 737s with 150 seats each.

The airline will operate in underserved markets in the Eastern United States with initial service of four daily round trip flights; one to Pittsburgh PA, one to Boston MA and two to Newark NJ.

PEOPLExpress RouteMap
PEOPLExpress RouteMap

They plan to expand service over the summer to include round trip flights from Newport News to West Palm Bach FL, Atlanta GA, New Orleans LA and St. Petersburg/Clearwater, FL. Their goal is to be in 24 cities in five years.

PEOPLExpress is launching with extremely competitive fares as low as $76 each way. Add-ons will be a part of their fare structure with charges for both checked and carry-on baggage. Additional add-ons include charges for exit row seats and advance seat assignments as well as charging for in flight beverages.

Tickets for PEOPLExpress flights went on sale June 4 and can be booked on the company’s website.  The phone number is 844-4FLYPEX (844-435-9739).

Kathy Stafford is a writer, publisher and editor. She was a contributing author to "Sasha Cohen Fire on Ice". She has been a contributing editor to several publications including, "Discover Balboa Park: A Complete Guide". Kathy was publisher and editor of "Skating Sketches", reporting on figure skating worldwide, for over ten years. She was a credentialed journalist as a figure skating specialist for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City. She has covered international skating events in Switzerland, France, Finland, England, Canada and the United States with published articles in Canada, Japan, and the United States. Although she never accepted an assignment, she was on the list of approved Lonely Planet authors for three years. She is currently combining her love of travel, and her background as a writer and editor, as a publisher and author of travel related journalism. In addition, she blogs about her search for her family roots at www.cherokeerootsblog.com.

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