United jet on the runway.

United Lifts Off at SHD!

As some of you may know, on April 3rd, we celebrated the inaugural flight of our new jet service with United Airlines powered by SkyWest!

We’re so thankful for all of the community leaders and supporters that filled the airline terminal to celebrate this momentous occasion with us.

What better way to top off the night than flying some of our special guests onboard the first official flight to Washington Dulles? We were met with warm hospitality from the Metro Washington Airport Authority marketing team and delicious doughnuts before heading back to the Valley.

We’ve worked hard to develop this new partnership, and we’re excited to add this service to two major hubs – Washington Dulles (IAD) and Chicago O’Hare (ORD). Our community is now seamlessly connected like never before to hundreds of new worldwide destinations within United’s global network.

That’s something to celebrate! Wouldn’t you agree?

Let’s keep that momentum going!

As Gerald Garber, Chairman of the Shenandoah Valley Airport Commission, said at the event, “We are looking forward to great things. The important thing is for those who travel on SkyWest to tell ten more people each time you go!”

It’s going to take all of us to make sure United knows the Shenandoah Valley is a vibrant and viable region for air service. The next time you need to take a trip check SHD first. You might just be surprised at how easy and affordable it is to fly local!

Our new United flights signal the beginning of an exciting new chapter for the Shenandoah Valley, and we can’t wait to have you fly with us!