United to Start Chicago-Shannon, Ireland Service
CHICAGO, October 3, 2012 - United Airlines today announced that it will inaugurate seasonal nonstop service between Chicago O'Hare International Airport and Ireland's Shannon Airport next year.
The Chicago-Shannon flight will depart O'Hare every day at 6 p.m. except Tuesday and Wednesday and arrive in Shannon at 7:30 a.m. the following day. The return flight will depart Shannon every day at 11 a.m. except Wednesday and Thursday and arrive in Chicago at 1:05 p.m. the same day.
United will operate the flight using Boeing 757-200 aircraft with a total of 169 seats - 16 in United Business class, 45 in United Economy Plus and 108 in United Economy.
The new service will operate from June 6 through August 26, 2013, pending U.S. and Ireland government approval.
Nonstop flights from Shannon to Chicago offer customers the added convenience of clearing customs and immigration pre-departure, enabling more efficient connections and a streamlined arrival process at Chicago O'Hare.
"On behalf of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, we're very pleased that Chicago's hometown carrier, United Airlines continues to expand its flight offerings at O'Hare International Airport with new service to Shannon, Ireland," said Chicago Department of Aviation Commissioner Rosemarie S. Andolino. "New service from Chicago to international destinations increases business and tourism opportunities in our city and generates economic activity. United's service also adds more choice for O'Hare travelers and Chicago residents."
In addition to the new international service, on April 9, 2013, United Express, operated by ExpressJet, will initiate once-daily nonstop service from Chicago to Mobile, Alabama.
United Airlines operates an average of 590 daily departures from O'Hare to nearly 140 cities worldwide via United and United Express.
Please view United's new service announcement here.