Vision Airlines’ revived low-cost carrier (LCC), PEOPLExpress, began operations Monday. The relaunch of 1980s’ LCC offers service between Newport News, Virginia; Newark, New Jersey; Boston, Massachusetts; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The Newport New, Virginia-based LCC will launch four additional destinations this summer: West Palm Beach, Florida (July 14), Atlanta, Georgia (Aug. 1), and St. Petersburg, Florida, and New Orleans, Louisiana (Aug. 28).
The carrier operates three Boeing 737 aircraft. Fares start as low as $56 each way for travel through July.
“People have been very receptive and supportive of our low fares and convenient nonstop service,” said Jeff Erickson, a long-time airline executive leading the startup. “From the very beginning, PEOPLExpress was designed to provide a fun, creative and innovative approach to air travel to dispel the myth that low air fares have to mean low service or an impersonal experience.”
PEOPLExpress said it has developed a low-cost, a la carte service model enabling customers to create a “customized travel product reflecting their individual wishes and budgets.”
Fees for checked bags are $20 for the first bag and $25 for the second. Living Large seats are available at $59 per flight segment, exit row seats are $25 each way, advance seat assignments are $15 each way while carry-on bags in overhead bins are $25 for each bag per segment. Beverages are available for purchase to accompany complimentary snacks.