United Airlines has introduced a new nonstop service to Chicago O’Hare out of Halifax, adding to the growing list of US destinations from Halifax Stanfield Airport.
United’s service to Chicago is the third new destination already announced for 2019, following the recent announcements of new services to Dublin and Philadelphia.
“We’re thrilled that United Airlines has added Chicago to the list of destinations served from Halifax on a nonstop basis as it demonstrates their continued confidence in our city, our province and our region,” says Bert van der Stege, chief commercial officer, Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA). “Like other new routes, this addition will increase inbound tourism, and provide business and leisure travellers with more options and more choice.”
The once-daily flight to Chicago, beginning June 6, will use an Embraer 175 aircraft, featuring a 12-seat First Class cabin, 16-seat Economy Plus cabin and a 48-seat Economy cabin.
Passengers flying to Chicago will benefit from Halifax Stanfield’s U.S. Preclearance Facility, which enables US bound passengers to go through U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Halifax.