Veterans to receive discounts on flights for medical treatments

Ted Lutz
Staff Writer

Local military veterans will receive a discount for flights to Pittsburgh for medical treatments at the Veterans Administration center. Southern Airways Express, which provides daily commuter air service from the Bradford Regional Airport in Mt. Alton to Pittsburgh, offers a 25 percent discount to veterans for flights for VA medical services; a regular one-way cost for Southern flights costs $29.
According to discussion at the meeting, the VA will provide ground transportation for veterans between the Pittsburgh airport and the VA center in Oakland. The VA also can make arrangements for overnight accommodations for veterans receiving medical services.