Lehigh Valley Air Introduces Non-Stop Jet Service to Ft. Lauderdale and Tampa/St. Petersburg

New Low-Fare Service Based at LVIA

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ — Lehigh Valley Air will begin offering new, non-stop jet service from Lehigh Valley International Airport to Florida March 24, 2005. The cities served will be Ft. Lauderdale and St. Petersburg, Florida with daily service except Tuesdays. Fares start at $79* each way with the highest, walk-up fare being $143* each way. Reservations can be made by calling 1-888-FLY-LVAIR (1-888-359-5824) or on the web at http://www.flylvair.com/.

Cary Evans, Executive Vice President of Lehigh Valley Air, in making the announcement, said, “We are convinced that the Lehigh Valley offers great opportunity for air service to many cities. For that reason, we have established Lehigh Valley Air to expand jet service originating from the Lehigh Valley International Airport in Allentown. We are very pleased with the enthusiastic support from the Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority who has encouraged us to become a regional service focused on the air service needs of the people of eastern Pennsylvania and northern New Jersey,” he concluded.

George Doughty, Executive Director of the Authority, commented, “This is an exciting opportunity for this region and the airport. We have put together a unique combination of traditional incentives and ground support functions that not only allow us to replace our Florida service, but to provide a basis to develop new destinations specifically for the people of the region.”

Evans said, “In addition to our everyday low fares, Lehigh Valley Air offers non-stop service to both St. Petersburg and Ft. Lauderdale, advance seat assignment, no advance purchase requirements or a Saturday night stay.” Evans also added, “Everyone associated with the company is committed to providing long-term affordable, convenient and reliable air transportation to the community.”

Lehigh Valley Air will offer one daily round trip (except Tuesdays) to both Ft. Lauderdale and St. Petersburg, Florida using a Boeing 737-300 aircraft seating 148 passengers. The daily schedule will be:

FLIGHT NO. FROM TO DEPART ARRIVE STOPS FREQ.
301 Allentown St. Pete/Tampa 7:30 AM 10:00 AM 0 Daily x2
302 St. Pete/Tampa Allentown 10:45 AM 1:15 PM 0 Daily x2
401 Allentown Ft. Lauderdale 2:00 PM 5:00 PM 0 Daily x2
402 Ft. Lauderdale Allentown 6:00 PM 9:00 PM 0 Daily x2

Ft. Lauderdale is the most popular gateway to South Florida with convenient access to cruise lines, the Florida Keys, and beach resorts from Miami to West Palm Beach. St. Petersburg/Clearwater, on Florida’s west coast, offers convenient access to the best beaches in the continental US, Tampa and the family attractions of Disney World.

Lehigh Valley Air provides regularly scheduled public charter flights that operate daily under a published schedule. The service is provided by Aviation Advantage Inc. d/b/a Lehigh Valley Air headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. The management of Lehigh Valley Air has reliably and safely transported millions of passengers using scheduled public charters over the past 20 years. Fares are $79 to $143 each way, plus taxes/fees (see below), depending upon availability of seats at time of booking. Seats are limited for each date of travel and fare level. Reservations can be made at http://www.flylvair.com/ or by calling 1-888-FLY-LVAIR (1-888-359-5824). All fares are one-way and subject to change. Fares do not include Passenger Facility Charges of up to $9 each way, September 11th Security Fees of up to $5 each way and Federal Tax of $3.20 per flight segment (one take-off and one landing). All flights are operated for Lehigh Valley Air by Pace Airlines. See operator-participant contract for full terms and conditions of travel.

Lehigh Valley International Airport is located near Allentown, Pennsylvania and is also served by Air Canada, Continental, Delta, Northwest, TransMeridian, United and US Airways. LVIA serves a twelve-county area with a population base of 3.6 million people. The Airport is easily accessible from communities in eastern Pennsylvania and northern New Jersey areas. Travelers can contact the Lehigh Valley International Airport at 1-800-FLY-LVIA (359- 5842) or visit the Airport’s website at http://www.lvia.org/ for more information on services and facilities.

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