Nonstop Flights from Chattanooga to Chicago & New York Start This Summer
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (April 15, 2016) – The Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport announced today that United Airlines will be providing nonstop service from Chattanooga to Newark Liberty International Airport and Chicago O’Hare International Airport.
“New York City has been the largest market without nonstop service from Chattanooga and is equally the one most desired by our business travelers,” said Terry Hart, Chattanooga Airport President and CEO. “This new route— along with new nonstop flights to Chicago— creates significant added value for our business passengers and supports our area’s continued economic development. We are very thankful for this new partnership with United, and we appreciate their confidence in our region.”
“On behalf of the Board of Directors, we deeply appreciate United’s commitment to Chattanooga and the new service will be another huge factor in the decision companies make in moving to our city,” said Chairman Dan Jacobson. ”We also want to sincerely thank all of our customers that fly out of Chattanooga because their commitment influenced United’s decision to choose us as a new partner city.”
Beginning September 7, 2016, United will offer two daily flights from Chattanooga to both cities on 50-seat Embraer ERJ-145 regional jets. In addition, through the airline’s Star Alliance network, Chattanooga travelers will be given access to 28 airlines serving 192 countries with more than 18,000 daily departures.
“We are looking forward to starting service from two of our largest hub airports to Chattanooga,” said Frank Spillman, United’s director of Regional Sales. “United Airlines wants to be the airline that customers in Southeast Tennessee and Northwest Georgia choose first when planning their business or leisure travel to Chicago and New York/Newark and we are proud to be Chattanooga’s newest resident.”
Service to both the New York City area and Chicago will include same-day early morning departures and evening arrivals.
“The schedules will be very accommodating for a business traveler who needs to fly out and return the same day,” Hart further said. “It is also imperative the community supports the new service to ensure its success.”
About Chattanooga Airport: Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport is Chattanooga, Tennessee’s public airport, offering direct flights to nine cities, including Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, New York City, Orlando, Tampa Bay and Washington, D.C. The Chattanooga Airport boards approximately 400,000 passengers each year. It also offers award-winning services for general aviation needs at Wilson Air Center— a 9,000 square foot corporate flight center adjacent to a 28,000 square foot hangar, which is slated for completion in May 2016. For more information, visit www.chattairport.com.
About United Airlines: United Airlines and United Express operate an average of nearly 5,000 flights a day to 342 airports across six continents. In 2015, United and United Express operated nearly two million flights carrying 140 million customers. United is proud to have the world’s most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United operates more than 700 mainline aircraft, and this year, the airline anticipates taking delivery of 20 new Boeing aircraft, including 737 NGs, 787s and 777s. The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 192 countries via 28 member airlines. Approximately 84,000 United employees reside in every U.S. state and in countries around the world. For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter or connect on Facebook. The common stock of United’s parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol UAL.