American Airlines’ regional affiliate American Eagle is launching 13-times-weekly service between Chicago O’Hare International Airport and the Region of Waterloo International Airport near Kitchener in the Canadian province of Ontario on June 14, 2012.
Eagle will operate the new service with 50-seat Embraer ERJ-145 regional jets.
“We’re pleased to introduce new service to Kitchener from our cornerstone hub in Chicago,” says Gary Foss, managing director – network planning for American Airlines. “This schedule will allow customers from the Waterloo Region to make a day trip to Chicago for business or connect through this key international gateway to destinations throughout the American Airlines and oneworld global network.”
“We are thrilled that American Airlines is coming to the Waterloo Region,” says Ken Seiling, Waterloo Regional chair. “We believe this service will make flying more convenient for everyone and will also have the added benefit of encouraging investment and jobs in our community.”
“Daily jet service to Chicago is what our business community asked us for, and we are pleased to be here today announcing just that,” says Chris Wood, airport general manager for the Region of Waterloo International Airport. “There are almost 800,000 passengers a year traveling between Waterloo Region and the United States who will now be able to fly through Chicago to cities like San Diego, Salt Lake City and San Antonio, while enjoying the convenience of flying from home.”
The American Eagle schedule for the route calls for its flight AA4161 to push back from the gate at Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) at 1:20 p.m. daily and to touch down at Region of Waterloo International Airport (YKF) at 3:55 p.m., local time. Flight AA4211 is scheduled to depart ORD at 7:50 p.m. every day except Saturdays and to reach YKF at 10:15 p.m., local time.
In the other direction, flight AA421o is timed to begin taxiing at YKF daily (from June 15) at 6:30 a.m., in order to make a 6:55 a.m. arrival at ORD, local time. Flight AA4153 is timed to leave YKF at 4:40 p.m. every day except Saturdays and to get to ORD at 5:15 p.m., local time.