March 14, 2011
The Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport announced Monday that American Airlines will be offering direct flights to and from Chicago.
American Eagle, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, will operate two daily round-trip flights from CHO to Chicago O'Hare International Airport beginning June 9. The new service will be operated with 44-seat Embraer jets.
"This new daily American Airlines jet service to Chicago offers the Central Virginia region direct access to the third busiest airport in the world," stated William Kehoe, Chairman of the Charlottesville Albemarle Airport Authority Board of Directors. "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."
Here is the schedule, beginning June 9:
Chicago O'Hare to Charlottesville (daily flights)
1) Flight 4380; Departs 1:10pm; Arrives 3:55pm
2) Flight 4297; Departs 855pm; Arrives 11:40pm
Charlottesville to Chicago O'Hare (daily flights)
1) Flight 4299 (first flight begins June 10); Departs 6:30am; Arrives 7:35am
2) Flight 4383; Departs 4:25pm; Arrives 5:30pm
"We're delighted to serve the Charlottesville area from our cornerstone hub in Chicago," said Gary Foss, Vice President - Planning and Marketing for American's regional network. "Now, it will be easier for Charlottesville residents to access the United States and the world through O'Hare International Airport. Likewise, the Chicago connection will make Charlottesville's many historic sites easily accessible through one of American's largest hubs."
American is the fourth airline entering the market at CHO, joining United, Delta and US Air.