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Posted: Monday, 14 July 2014 11:30AM

Direct Flights From South Bend To NYC Market Start In October



Business in southwest Michigan is getting a boost this fall. Starting in late October, United will offer direct nonstop flights from South Bend International Airport to Newark, New Jersey, just a half-hour outside of New York City. Cornerstone Alliance president Vicki Pratt calls it critical for attracting new businesses.

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Mike Daigle is the South Bend airport's executive director and tells WSJM News the new route has been in the making for quite some time.

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Pratt says the new route will help a great deal in attracting new businesses to the entire region.

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The first flight from Newark Liberty International Airport will arrive the evening of October 26, with the first flights out of South Bend set for October 27 at 6:20 a.m. United is investing $6 million in the new route. The Newark airport is just 30 minutes outside of New York City. The flights will be once-daily leaving South Bend in the morning and returning from Newark in the evening, landing at 9:13 p.m. Daigle noted New York City is the "number one unserved market for the Michiana community until today." Tickets are available now through United's website.

   

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