The first United Airlines flight since May 2020 returned to the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport on Thursday, June 3rd. The flight was welcomed with a water salute and celebration in the terminal. These flights are the beginning of a return to normal for travel in the Granite State and provide more options for locals and tourists alike.
This marks the return of twice daily flights by the airline to their hub at Washington Dulles Airport (IAD). Service will increase to three daily flights in July. These flights also give passengers the option to connect onward to the 100+ destinations from Dulles.
Flights will be operated by Air Wisconsin on 50-seat CRJ200’s for United Express. Service has already begun and passengers are able to book flights for summer travel now.
“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 in a press release. “Washington, D.C., is a popular destination in our market, and adding these flights will provide more options for our passengers to fly MHT.”
With the return of United Airlines, MHT is now served by three airlines. Southwest and American Airlines continue to offer flights in the Granite state to a handful of destinations. Delta Air Lines stopped flights during the pandemic.
New Hampshire also gets service from Allegiant Air in Portsmouth (PSM) at Pease.