Photo courtesy of Contour Airlines.

Pittsburgh International Airport continues to add nonstop flights.

This week, Contour Airlines announced it will add direct flights to Indianapolis and Milwaukee starting on Oct. 12.

“Indianapolis and Milwaukee are both strategically important business destinations to the Pittsburgh community. As business travel resumes, we know that travelers will appreciate the speed, comfort and convenience of nonstop service,” Matt Chaifetz, CEO of Contour, said in a statement.

Contour, which is based in the Nashville suburb of Smyrna, Tennessee, will fly Embraer E135 regional jets with leather seats and expanded legroom. The airline will feature complimentary snacks and beverages and one free checked bag.

Flights to Indianapolis will operate once daily while service to Milwaukee will be six times a week.

Introductory fares start at $99 for a one-way flight.

As passenger volume increases, more flights are being added at Pittsburgh International Airport.

In July, Breeze Airways began operations with service to four cities, Southwest Airlines announced it would add new nonstop destinations this fall and budget carrier Allegiant Air announced new flights.

Meanwhile, the airport reports that the legacy carriers American, Delta and United are resuming service affected by the pandemic. American will restart service to Phoenix/Sky Harbor International Airport on Aug. 18; Delta flights to Salt Lake City will begin on Dec. 18; and United will restore daily, nonstop service to San Francisco on Sept. 8.

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