Adding more choices to the options available to travelers from Tucson International Airport, United Airlines will add a daily non-stop flight to Chicago O'Hare International Airport from December 17 through April 4, 2016.
The new flights will be in addition to the daily flights already available to O'Hare on American Airlines and the daily service to Chicago Midway on Southwest Airlines.
"These additional flights will give us more opportunities to show off Tucson to visitors wanting to escape the cold this winter," said Bonnie Allin, President and CEO of the Tucson Airport Authority. "Chicago is a critical tourism market for Tucson but it's also important that we in Southern Arizona take advantage of this option for our own travel needs."
For United, the flights are a resumption of service the airline had up until early 2005. United is headquartered in Chicago and its O'Hare hub is its largest.
The new United flights will be aboard E175 jets operated by SkyWest, which started taking delivery of the aircraft just last year. They are configured with 12 seats in first class, 16 seats in Economy Plus, and 48 seats in economy. What makes them popular with passengers is that they offer more headroom and overhead bins for standard carry-ons, but also feature two-by-two seating through the main cabin.
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