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, www.ChattAirport.com.