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Pittsburgh to get expanded daily flights to Paris in 2016

| Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, 12:06 p.m.

Pittsburgh's international travelers will find more daily flights to Paris this year.

The seasonal Delta service from Pittsburgh International Airport to Charles de Gaulle Airport will be offered daily from May 1 through Oct. 29. Last year, the service started May 10, but daily service extended only from June through September.

“This flight has proven to be an important economic driver for our region, as well as a huge convenience for leisure travelers,” Christina Cassotis, CEO of the Allegheny County Airport Authority, said in a news release. “We are excited by the community support of this flight that allows our partners at Delta to continue offering expanded options for ongoing international access and success for our region.”

The Paris service is in its eighth year. Flights feature upgraded flat-bed seating, Westin bedding, Delta Studio entertainment, power accessibility, Tumi amenity kits and dining options.

Pittsburgh offers nonstop service to 52 airports. Other international markets include Toronto and seasonal flights to Cancun, Mexico, the Bahamas and Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.

Airport officials last year attempted to improve the international travel experience by eliminating a redundant TSA screening that arriving passengers had to go through in order to exit the airport.

Cassotis has said expanding to more international markets is a long-term goal, with England and Germany as potential target markets.

Melissa Daniels is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 412-380-8511 or mdaniels@tribweb.com.

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