Appalachian Air will provide daily round-trip passenger service from the Pikeville-Pike County Regional Airport to Nashville this spring. The announcement was made at a press conference in Pikeville on Wednesday (November 6).
Luke Schmidt is President of L.B. Schmidt & Associates, a consulting firm which served as the air service project manager. He says the new service will begin March 3, 2014.
“We will start with one daily round trip from Pikeville to Nashville. The outbound flight will depart early in the morning, probably around 6:30. It’s a little over an hour and fifteen minute flying time to Nashville and then once everybody gets there, they will have the opportunity to connect to any of the nine airlines that currently serve Nashville and fly on to fifty different non-stop destinations.” –Luke Schmidt
Schmidt says those destinations include cities throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo says he hopes the new service will help lure more companies to the Mountain Region.