Evansville Regional Airport has announced new air service to Chicago. The United Airlines flights are set to begin June 4. Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke estimates the service will have a $12 million impact on the Tri-State. The flights will travel between Chicago O'Hare International Airport and Evansville.
United will use its 50-passenger regional jets for the service.
In a tweet, Winnecke says the tickets have already gone on sale.
Source: The City of Evansville
February 9, 2015
EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Evansville Regional Airport announced today that United Airlines will be adding three daily flights from Evansville, IN (EVV) to Chicago, IL (ORD) beginning on June 4, 2015. These flights will be operated with Embraer 145 50-passenger jet aircraft. The flights became available for sale this past Saturday. Passengers can visit united.com to book their tickets.
The scheduled flight times are as follows:
Departing EVV Arriving ORD
Departing ORD Arriving EVV
“EVV is thankful for the investment that United Airlines is making in our region. The estimated annual economic impact to a community for adding three regional jet departures is $12 million,” stated Dianna Page, Director of Marketing and Air Service Development. “As a Star Alliance Partner, United Airlines further connects us to the world. There is virtually no where you can’t get to from here with the addition of this missing puzzle piece.” The Star Alliance includes 27 different airlines from around the globe and serves 193 countries.
“On behalf of the City of Evansville, I would like to welcome United Airlines to the Tri-State region. I am extremely excited about the new air service to Chicago and the additional options it will provide to business and leisure travelers, including more connections to cities out west and international flights,” said Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke. “These three new daily flights to Chicago will have a tremendous economic impact on our region and demonstrates that United sees great potential for future growth in the Evansville market.”
“In addition to giving our region additional connectivity and flexibility to cities we already serve, many more worldwide destinations are now available,” added Executive Director Doug Joest. “Completing our runway project over a year ahead of schedule made it possible for this additional service to be initiated this year.”
United Airlines and United Express operate an average of 5,055 flights a day to 373 airports across six continents. In 2014, United and United Express operated nearly two million flights carrying 138 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 nearly 700 mainline aircraft, and this year, the airline anticipates taking delivery of 34 new Boeing aircraft, including the 787-9 and the 737-900ER. United is also welcoming 49 new Embraer 175 aircraft to United Express. The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 193 countries via 27 member airlines. More than 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.
About Evansville Regional Airport
Evansville Regional Airport offers daily service to Chicago, Charlotte, Dallas, Detroit and Atlanta through American Airlines, Delta Airlines and starting June 4, 2015 United Airlines. Facilities include 3 runways, 10 carrier gates, 4 jet bridges, spacious terminal with free wifi and parking lot to accommodate 1000 + cars.
Source: Evansville Regional Airport