CHICAGO, 2013-09-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — United Airlines today announced plans to launch new nonstop service from its Chicago hub at O’Hare International Airport to Elmira, N.Y., and State College, Pa. The airline also plans to begin new service from Chicago to Topeka, Kan., subject to government approval. ExpressJet Airlines will operate the United Express flights using 50-seat regional jet aircraft. The State College and Topeka flights will begin on Jan. 7, 2014, and the Elmira service will begin on Feb. 13, 2014.
“On behalf of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, we thank United for its ongoing commitment to expanding routes at O’Hare”, said Rosemarie S. Andolino, Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA). “These new destinations will provide travelers with improved access to our great City and one-stop access to more of the world from United’s hub here.”
Elmira and Topeka are both new destinations in United’s route network.
With these new routes, United has added service to ten new destinations from Chicago since the beginning of 2013. Other new year-round and seasonal destinations include Mobile, Ala.; Fairbanks, Alaska; Nassau, Bahamas; Shannon, Ireland; San Jose, Costa Rica; Thunder Bay, Ontario; and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
United and United Express operate nearly 570 daily flights from the O’Hare hub to more than 125 domestic and more than 30 international destinations.
United Airlines and United Express operate an average of 5,472 flights a day to 381 airports across six continents. In 2012, United and United Express carried more passenger traffic than any other airline in the world and operated nearly two million flights carrying 140 million customers.