The Manchester Boston Regional Airport had a welcome site today as United Airlines resumed its Washington DC (IAD) service. Flight 3911 landed in Manchester just after noon and was greeted with a water salute. It is so exciting to see operations at the airport start to normalize.
The flights are on 50 seat CRJ200s operated by regional airline Air Wisconsin as United Express.
This kicks off twice daily service to Washington Dulles throughout June. That will then increase to three times daily in July.
These flights are a welcome sight as travel resumes for the summer providing residence more options from their local airport and opening New Hampshire to tourism as people look to book escapes from the city.
“As travel continues to return this summer, we are excited to resume more flights to popular destinations like between Manchester, N.H., and Washington, D.C.,” said Ankit Gupta, vice president of domestic planning and scheduling at United.
“We are excited to have United Airlines back at MHT at a time when travel has been steadily increasing after a long road to recovery,” said Airport Director Ted Kitchens, A.A.E. “Washington, D.C., is a popular destination in our market, and adding these flights will provide more options for our passengers to fly MHT.”
United seems to have a nice focus on New England as air travel returns, having also launched and expanded service out of Portland Maine. As a fan of NE’s smaller airports, this is news to my ears.
It is time to go burn some vacation days, and your local airports are ready to welcome you back!