Bishop Airport takes bite out of Big Apple with nonstop service on United Airlines

GENESEE COUNTY — United Airlines will begin flying nonstop jet service to Newark Airport in New Jersey, starting on July 1, according to an announcement last week by Flint’s Bishop International Airport.

Newark is one of three commercial airports serving the metropolitan New York area. As a true regional airport, this additional route from Bishop will give 3 million people nonstop access to the East Coast, as well as connections to international destinations, which is considered vital to the area’s continued economic growth.

“United wants to be the airline customers choose first when planning their travel from Flint to the New York area and beyond,” said United sales manager, Cheryl Cannon. “Whether it’s for business or leisure, customers now have access to more domestic and international flights than ever before.”

Craig Williams, Bishop Airport director, stated that the flight is, “perfectly timed for the Southeastern Michigan business traveler who has work to do in the New York area and wants to do a day trip. Newark is a major hub for United and offers great connections to destinations along the eastern seaboard and internationally. The flight is ideally timed to connect to United’s Asian destinations.”

United Flights will be scheduled to leave Flint at 7 a.m. and arrive in Newark at 8:55 a.m. Return flights will leave Newark at 8 p.m. and arrive at Bishop at 10:10 p.m.

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“I’m very encouraged to see the growth to the East Coast because it’s going to not only fill the need for nonstop New York service, but also connecting service to Asia and Europe,” said John Schmitt, VP, director of sales and marketing of Superior & Frankenmuth Travel.”

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