PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Eastern Kentucky residents will soon have daily passenger air service to Nashville, Tenn., from Pikeville.
Appalachian Air will provide round-trip service to Nashville starting March 3 from Pikeville-Pike County Regional Airport.
Gov. Steve Beshear and U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers announced the service Wednesday.
Beshear said the service will open up one of the Kentucky's more difficult areas to reach, allowing travelers to connect to Nashville's air system in less than 1 1/2 hours.
Rogers said commercial air service will open up competitive opportunities for the region.
Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo said the service will be helpful in bringing more companies to eastern Kentucky.
Beshear's office said the flights will be operated using a British Aerospace BAE Jetstream J32, which was unveiled during a ceremony at the airport Wednesday.
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