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Nonstop Albany-Buffalo flights launch

Nonstop Albany-Buffalo flights launch

Fares start at $149 each way
Nonstop Albany-Buffalo flights launch
The first OneJet flight arrives just before 8 a.m. Tuesday at Albany International Airport.
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COLONIE — Nonstop flights between Buffalo and Albany began Tuesday morning with a 7 a.m. flight out of Buffalo Niagara International Airport.

Pittsburgh-based OneJet is offering twice-daily flights between the two cities on its about 30-passenger ERJ135 jets.

Flights will depart Albany International Airport for Buffalo at 8:20 a.m. and 6:10 p.m. weekdays and will depart Buffalo for Albany at 7 a.m. and 4:50 p.m. 

Fares start at $149 each way.

Albany airport spokesman Doug Myers in December said the Albany-to-Buffalo route was last flown by US Airways, which had enough demand to use midsized jets. It discontinued the service in 2010.

John Cropley of The Daily Gazette and Maki Becker of The Buffalo News contributed to this report.

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