- United Airlines to operate the route
- First flight to take off May 2023
Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Aviation and Tourism Cathal Crowe has welcomed the announcement today of a new service from Shannon Airport to Chicago O’Hare Airport.
The seasonal route will be operated by United Airlines and will take off daily between May and September next year.
This route was previously operated by United on a five-day-a-week basis from 2013 to 2017.
“This is hugely, hugely significant news for Shannon Airport today,” said Deputy Crowe.
“To have an airline like United come back to operate this route but also to increase it to seven days a week is a massive endorsement of our airport and our region.
“The new direct route will begin from May 26th next year and the flights will be at 9:30am each day until September 28th.
“Not only will this mean there will be people from across Ireland coming to Shannon to fly out directly to Chicago but it also brings huge inward tourism potential to this region, from the US.
“This, coupled with the US preclearance offered at Shannon, is invaluable.
“Today’s announcement adds to the routes already offered from Shannon to the States to New York, New Jersey and Boston.
“It’s very exciting to see so many positive announcements for Shannon over the past number of weeks – the new Chicago route adds to the recent good news with routes to Paris Orly and Beziers, as well as Newcastle in the UK.
“The future is bright for Shannon and positive news leads to further positive news so I’m excited to see what’s the come for our region’s airport.”