Southwest Airlines will begin offering nonstop flights to Nashville from Pittsburgh International Airport Tuesday.
The first take-off will be at 7:55 a.m. The Airport Authority Fire Department will provide a water salute.
Events to commemorate the connection of the cities will be held in each respective location. In Pittsburgh, the event will feature country music, an array of Nashville 'music city' related snacks and tourism information. In Nashville, a 'Pittsburgh Oktoberfest' event will be held, featuring polka music, regional tourism information and Pittsburgh promotional items.
The new service was announced in March.