CHO to start Chicago flights
Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport soon will have two roundtrip non-stop flights daily to and from Chicago O'Hare International Airport. American Eagle, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, will operate the new service, which will begin June 9.
William Kehoe, Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport Authority Board of Directors chairman, said he is happy that Central Virginia will have direct access to the third busiest airport in the world.\n"Their decision to invest in the future of our community will provide a significant opportunity not felt by many cities in today's economy, and I am confident they will be delighted by the results of this new partnership," Kehoe said in a press release Monday.
Gary Foss, vice president of planning and marketing for American's regional network, said he also is pleased about the new service.
"Now it will be easier for Charlottesville residents to access the United States and the world through American's gateway at O'Hare International Airport," Foss said in a press release Monday. "Likewise, the Chicago connection will make Charlottesville's many historic sites - and the University of Virginia - easily accessible to the world through one of American [Airline's] largest hubs."
Flights to Chicago O'Hare will depart Charlottesville at 6:30 a.m. and 4:25 p.m. daily. Flights from Chicago will arrive in Charlottesville at 3:55 p.m. and 11:40 p.m. daily. The flights will be operated with 44-seat Embraer jets.
-compiled by Rebecca Rubin