Did you hear what Greg said?

Recently Greg Campbell, the Executive Director of SHD, sat down for an interview with NewsRadio WKCY for an inside look at our new United jet service and the fascinating history of regional airports!

Why was SHD chosen for the opportunity with United?

How has SHD survived the “Dark Decade” of air service?

What makes SHD a crucial link in the economic development of the Shenandoah Valley?

Greg answers all these questions and more! Click here to listen.

Our new United service has taken off since our inaugural flight, and we want to thank everyone that’s flown with us so far! We hope to see you again soon.

For those SHD flyers-to-be, book now and easily connect to any destination around the world!

P.S. Check out what one SHD traveler had to say about his recent experience: “Flew out of SHD last week on the Chicago bound flight. Very easy getting through the terminal and on to my destination. The free parking and no driving to Dulles made this United Gold Member passenger much happier.” – Tom Moffett via Facebook

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!

SkyWest Airlines Brings United Express Jet Service to Shenandoah Valley

Tickets available today at www.united.com

Weyers Cave, Virginia, Dec. 11, 2017 – Daily United Express jet service from Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport  (SHD) to Chicago O’Hare (ORD) and Washington Dulles (IAD) begins April 3, 2018! Operated by SkyWest Airlines, the daily flights will provide Shenandoah Valley travelers seamless access to United’s global network via the airline’s Chicago O’Hare and Washington Dulles hubs. Tickets are available for purchase today at united.com.

“We look forward to bringing United Express jet service to the Shenandoah Valley in April,” said Greg Atkin, SkyWest Airlines managing director – Market Development. “Access to reliable local air service means more choice and more convenience for local Shenandoah Valley travelers. We’re happy to be a part of the local community and are excited about the community support we’ve seen so far.”

Each of the daily flights from Shenandoah Valley to Chicago O’Hare and Washington Dulles has been timed to provide maximum connection opportunities for both business and leisure travelers. Customers will also have the opportunity to accrue frequent flier miles in United’s MileagePlus loyalty program. And with hundreds of daily United and United Express flights from Chicago O’Hare and Washington Dulles, Shenandoah Valley travelers have access to destinations around the globe.

Shenandoah Valley passengers will enjoy service aboard the quiet, comfortable Bombardier-manufactured Canadair Regional Jet, CRJ200. SkyWest Airlines is a top CRJ200 operator and has been named the manufacturer’s most reliable operator in North America five times.

Customers may book flights immediately at united.com or by calling United reservations at 800.UNITED.1 (800.864.8331).

This press release and additional information about SkyWest Airlines can be found at www.skywest.com.


About SkyWest Airlines:
SkyWest Airlines is a wholly owned subsidiary of SkyWest, Inc. (NASDAQ: SKYW). As a leading air service provider offering global access to millions of people each month, SkyWest partners with the world’s largest network carriers including United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines. With a fleet of 423 aircraft, SkyWest’s more than 12,500 aviation professionals operate more than 2,000 flights each day to 237 destinations throughout North America. SkyWest is known for its industry-leading workforce, exceptional leadership team, and continued solid operational and economic performance. The airline is headquartered in St. George, Utah. Visit www.skywest.com for more information and follow @SkyWestAirlines on Twitter.


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