American Eagle, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, is launching daily round-trip service between Chicago O'Hare International Airport and Manhattan Regional Airport in Manhattan,...

American Eagle, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, is launching daily round-trip service between Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Manhattan Regional Airport (MHK) in Manhattan, Kansas on November 18.

The new service will be operated with 50-seat Embraer ERJ-145 regional jets.


“I am very pleased and excited with the announcement of nonstop jet service between Chicago O’Hare and Manhattan,” says Manhattan Mayor Bruce Snead. “The decision to add service to Chicago builds on the hugely successful Dallas/Fort Worth service and is a testament to the strong partnership among the communities of the Flint Hills region, American Eagle Airlines, and the State of Kansas. Chicago service will open new doors for economic opportunity and improved quality of life for Manhattan and the surrounding communities.”

American Eagle operates a large fleet of Embraer ERJ-135s, ERJ-140s (one is seen in this photograph) and ERJ-145s, as well as a fleet of up-to-70-seat Bombardier CRJ700s

Manhattan is the home of Kansas State University, Fort Riley and the 1st Infantry Division, and also the future site of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility for Kansas Heartland BioAgro Consortium.

The carrier’s schedule to Manhattan Regional Airport (all times local) will see its flight EGF/AA4030 leaving ORD at 7:20 p.m. and arriving at MHK at 9:05 p.m. The return flight, which begins on November 19, calls for flight EGF/AA4031 to depart MHK at 6:50 a.m. and reach ORD at 8:30 a.m.

American Eagle operates more than 1,500 daily flights to nearly 160 cities throughout the United States, Canada, the Bahamas, Mexico and the Caribbean on behalf of American Airlines.