A Utah-based airline plans to add another Fort Wayne to Chicago flight starting in April. SkyWest Airlines says that will bring its total to four daily, roundtrip flights between Fort Wayne International Airport and Chicago O'Hare. January 8, 2014

News Release

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – SkyWest Airlines is pleased to begin operating an additional roundtrip flight from Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) on April 1, 2014. With this new mid-day option, FWA passengers will have their choice of four, daily roundtrip flights to access United’s global network through Chicago.

“This additional flight means more choices and more convenience for customers flying out of Fort Wayne International Airport,” said Mike Thompson, SkyWest Airlines vice president – Market Development. “Now is a great time to take advantage of the benefits and service you’ll enjoy when you fly local from FWA.”

All four of the daily flights to Chicago have been timed to provide optimum connection opportunities. This means they’re perfect for those planning a short business trip or the traveler who wants to fly to Europe, Asia or around North America! United and United Express carriers offer more flights from Chicago to more destinations around the world than any other airline.

“Travelers using FWA will certainly enjoy the extra capacity and flexibility this flight brings to the ORD market,” said Scott Hinderman, Executive Director of Airports. “United has been an excellent partner, and modifying their schedule to include an additional mid-day trip opens up even greater connectivity to the global transportation network. We look forward to giving our passengers more travel options this spring.”

Customers flying from FWA will also enjoy convenient parking, short lines at the ticket counter and security checkpoint, free Wi-Fi, free shuttle service and baggage assistance, along with friendly and helpful staff.

All SkyWest-operated United Express flights from Fort Wayne to Chicago are onboard the Bombardier-manufactured CRJ200 aircraft. SkyWest Airlines has been named the most reliable CRJ200 operator five times, most recently in 2012.

Flights are available for booking immediately at www.united.com or by calling United reservations at 800.UNITED.1 (800.864.8331). Remember, the best fares are always available at www.united.com.

This press release and additional information about SkyWest Airlines can be found at www.skywest.com.

About SkyWest Airlines:

As a leading air service provider offering global access to millions of people each month, SkyWest partners with the world’s largest network carriers including United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, US Airways, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines. With a fleet of 334 aircraft, SkyWest's more than 10,500 aviation professionals operate more than 1,700 flights each day to 184 destinations throughout North America. SkyWest is known for its industry-leading workforce, exceptional leadership team, and continued solid operational and economic performance. The airline is headquartered in St. George, Utah. Visit www.skywest.com for more information and follow @SkyWestAirlines on Twitter.

Source: SkyWest Airlines, Fort Wayne International Airport

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