Chattanooga Airport Launches New Non-Stop Flight To Nation’s Capital This Fall; Newark Service To Be Suspended

Monday, May 14, 2018

United Airlines will begin non-stop, daily service between Chattanooga and Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) on Oct. 4, offering business and international travelers even more options and convenience in flying out of Chattanooga. United also announced it will suspend service to Newark when this new route to Dulles begins in October.

The Washington Dulles flight is the second non-stop route to the nation’s capital from the Chattanooga Airport, which provides travelers with direct flights to nine cities and connections to countless international destinations. The aircraft will be an Embraer RJ 50.

“United’s new direct flight to Washington Dulles, with over 120 destinations worldwide, is another tremendous opportunity for Chattanooga companies that are doing business in the Washington, D.C. area or on a global scale,” said Terry Hart, president of the Chattanooga Airport. “While we are disappointed with the cancellation of the Newark service, we are very appreciative of United’s ongoing commitment to our region and our passengers who support our significant growth by flying in and out of Chattanooga.”

The new direct flight between Chattanooga and Washington Dulles begins in October with two daily departures from both destinations. The United flights to Washington Dulles depart at 2:42 p.m. and 7:35 p.m., and the flights to Chattanooga depart at 8:15 a.m. and 5:05 p.m. daily.

“Non-stop service to Washington Dulles dramatically increases the possibilities for our business travelers and expands convenience with more non-stop flights from the Chattanooga Airport,” said Dan Jacobson, the Airport Authority’s chairman. “Having strong partners like United and its added service also allows even more companies to do business or relocate to this region and further demonstrates the economic impact of our airport.”

Passengers can book flights to Washington Dulles through the Chattanooga Airport’s recently launched website,

Old Fort, Tn., Man Convicted Of Child Molestation In Murray County

Brian Jones, 47, of 155 Hoyt Browser Road, Old Ford, Tn.,  was convicted late  Thursday  by a Murray County Jury on three counts of child molestation and one count of sexual battery against a minor.    The case involved abuse against two children and the offenses were indicted separately in two different indictments by the Murray County Grand Jury ... (click for more)

Upcoming City Council Agenda For Tuesday

Here is the upcoming City Council agenda for Tuesday: I. Call to Order. II. Pledge of Allegiance/Invocation (Councilwoman Berz). III. Minute Approval. IV. Special Presentation. V. Ordinances – Final Reading: COUNCIL OFFICE a. An ordinance amending Chattanooga City Code, Chapters 1, 2, 6, 11, 12, 16, 18, 20, 24, 25, 26, 28, and 35, relating to archaic ... (click for more)

Drink Up, Chattanooga

I attended the meeting to discuss the placement of the sewage treatment plant at the Cambridge Center in Ooltewah today. My problem with the meeting (aka) dog and pony show, is that the meeting started out with the agenda of the Ooltewah Community Council.  After living in this area for 45+ years I have never heard of this group.  I would like for someone to answer ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Lee In A Landslide

The first time I met Bill Lee, the guy who is triggering a huge turnout of Tennessee voters across the state, I instantly liked him, admired him, and must have told a dozen friends that day we have the most exciting guy going to the Governor’s Mansion we’ve ever had. The best reason is because Bill Lee is real. His opponent, Karl Dean, is a Democrat and a longtime politician. Go ... (click for more)

Powerful Loretto Smacks Sale Creek, 3-1, For Class 1A State Volleyball Title

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Loretto ruined what could have been a nice little celebration for Sale Creek on Thursday at the TSSAA Class 1A state volleyball tournament at Middle Tennessee State University. Sale Creek (40-8), appearing in their fourth tournament and the title match for the first time, were victimized by a constant offensive attack and the potent Lady Mustangs rolled ... (click for more)

Briarcrest Beats Baylor In State Volleyball

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Baylor and Briarcrest have played in the last three Division II, Class AA state volleyball championship matches and the Lady Saints have now won two, including Thursday’s 3-1 victory at MTSU’s Murphy Center. The Lady Saints have an outstanding team with a roster of outstanding players.   The same can be said for the Lady Red Raiders, but Briarcrest ... (click for more)