United Expands Flight Schedule to Chicago and Adds Dulles International Airport

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In order to meet increased passenger demand at State College Regional Airport, United is adding flights and service!

Effective May 6th, United will be adding a third daily flight to Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD). This is one of our most popular routes! In addition to allowing for convenient business and leisure travel to the Windy City, it also provides ample opportunities to connect to the world!

In addition, effective June 27th, United is adding service to Dulles International Airport (IAD). This new route will replace the service to Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). Notably, in a 2022 JD Power study that scored scoring airport “satisfaction,” Dulles International received the highest score among the DC-area airports. Ranked alongside 27 large airports in North America, Dulles clinched the 11th spot on the list.

The IAD schedule will be twice daily and increase to three times daily in August served by a Commute AirEmbraer 145, which is a comfortable 50-seat jet. The following schedule will provide ample opportunities for making connections.

Depart 10:20, arrive 11:13
Depart 3:05, arrive 3:58

Depart 1:00, arrive 2:02
Depart 5:48, arrive 6:54

“We are continually working with the airlines to create the most efficient options for our travelers,” said James Meyer, executive director of the Centre County Airport Authority. “Although staffing issues continue to be an issue in the airline industry, we’re optimistic that these new flight options will benefit our travelers making connections on international and south routes. We look forward to providing this new option, as we continue to build State College Regional Airport into a transportation hub.”

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Great Taste at a Great Price!

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We’re pleased to announce that Penn Valley Café is officially open for hungry travelers at the State College Regional Airport. This local, independent eatery is open daily from 4:30am to 6:30pm. Its menu offers a wonderful range of breakfast and lunch options, including subs, paninis, salads, specialty hot dogs, omelets, bagels and homemade empanadas…all at very affordable prices. They also have an extensive hot and cold drink menu, including delicious Cuban coffee. Penn Valley Café is also planning some tempting daily specials.

Penn Valley Café is a must stop when you’re passing through the Airport, but also when you’re looking for a quick meal with a twist. Remember, State College Area Regional Airport offers free parking for two hours, so you can stop by any time! See their menu at

Let’s Go Lego®!

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Beginning in April, the Bellefonte Brick Studio will be bringing inspiration and ideas to the State College Area Regional Airport via unique Lego® models! They will be installing a rotating display of Lego® creations for passengers and visitors to enjoy when walking through the terminal. State College Area Regional Airport has long been a Lego® model showcase, and we’re very pleased to partner with other local enthusiasts.

The Bellefonte Brick Studio is a unique and exciting retail destination for everyone who loves Lego®. Check out their displays at the State College Area Regional Airport, and visit today!

Shoulder Season Savings!

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One of the biggest travel trends of 2024 is a move to shoulder season travel, that is, slightly off-season vacations. When is shoulder season? If summer or winter is peak season, the shoulder season is spring and fall; for holiday weekends, the shoulder season is just before or after that. For example, consider traveling a week or two following Thanksgiving. You’ll miss the Thanksgiving travelers, and beat the holiday travelers too!

Plus, according to an analysis by NerdWallet, airfare was 23% cheaper during the shoulder season versus peak travel times. In addition, travelers will find fewer crowds, better rates for accommodations, and an opportunity for a more authentic and tranquil travel experience. So if you have been itching to visit your dream destination, don’t let a tight budget stop you. Expand your date options, and get ready to pack your bags!