United Airlines today announced that it is
reinstating its daily nonstop service between Chicago O’Hare International
Airport (ORD) and Honolulu (HNL), effective June 3, 2004. Flights will be
available for booking on February 24, 2004.
“United is thrilled to once again offer our customers nonstop service from
Chicago, our hometown and largest hub, to one of the nation’s top vacation
destinations,” said John Tague, executive vice president - Customer,
United Airlines. “This flight will answer the call from our customers in
the Chicagoland area for daily, nonstop access to the beaches and sunshine
of Hawaii. It will also give our customers in the eastern U.S. another
option for convenient, one-stop service to the Islands.”
United’s announcement of this new service follows an announcement earlier
this month that it would begin flying a second daily nonstop flight
between Tokyo, Japan, and Honolulu in June 2004.
United will fly daily between Chicago and Honolulu with a Boeing 777
aircraft configured with 36 seats in first class and 312 seats in economy
class. UA001 will leave ORD at 1015 and arrive at HNL at 1345. The return
leg, UA002, will depart HNL at 1625 and arrive at ORD at 0515.
“This was a popular flight among many Hawaii residents and visitors, so
we’re very pleased travelers will once again have this option,” said
Governor Linda Lingle of Hawaii. “The resumption of nonstop service
between Honolulu and Chicago is good news for visitors from the Midwest
and those connecting from the East Coast. As Hawaii’s visitor market
continues to strengthen, the addition of flights such as this will help
The new Chicago service will complement United’s existing service to
Hawaii from its other hubs in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Denver. With
24 daily, nonstop flights from three hub cities in the U.S. to four
Hawaiian Islands—Oahu, Maui, Hawaii and Kauai—United offers the most
flights between the mainland U.S. and Hawaii. United also offers daily,
nonstop service between Honolulu and both Tokyo and Osaka.
United has been serving Hawaii since 1947.
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