While United has 14 of the Max-9 planes in its fleet, it intends to use a 76-seat Embraer 175 aircraft to connect Pasco to LAX starting March 31.
Buck Taft, manager of the Tri-Cities Airport in Pasco, said the airline isn’t expected to alter its Pasco plans as it reassigns airplanes.
The Pasco-bound flight will leave LAX at 12:45 p.m. daily. It will depart the Tri-Cities at 4:17 p.m.
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The port and its economic development partners pursued a daily Los Angeles flight for years, saying LA-bound business travelers were underserved at their home airport.
It will celebrate the new service on April 1.
A round trip flight in April costs $237, according to an Expedia search.
Allegiant Air also serves Los Angeles, but operates seasonally with a focus on leisure travelers.