Spirit Airlines is launching daily non-stop service between Oakland International Airport and Chicago O'Hare International Airport on May 1.

Spirit Airlines is launching daily non-stop service between Oakland International Airport and Chicago O’Hare International Airport on May 1.

Spirit Airlines' fleet contains a growing number of new Airbus A320s fitted with Sharklet wingtip devices. These reduce drag on the aircraft and thus increase fuel-efficiency

Spirit Airlines’ fleet contains a growing number of new Airbus A320s fitted with Sharklet wingtip devices. These reduce drag on the aircraft and thus increase fuel-efficiency

 


The carrier’s schedule for the route will see flight NK872 depart Oakland International Airport (IATA code OAK) at 9:10 a.m. daily from May 1 and land at Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) at 3.18 p.m. local time.

In the other direction, flight NK209 will leave ORD at 3:20 p.m. daily from May 1 and arrive at OAK at 5:55 p.m. local time.

Oakland International Airport is well known by Bay Area travelers for its ease of use and reliability,” says Mark Kopczak, Spirit’s vice president of network planning. “We look forward to adding Oakland as Spirit’s 16th non-stop market served from Chicago O’Hare.”

The Sharklet drag-reducing wingtip devices on some of Spirit Airlines' Airbus A320s display the airline's name and website address

The Sharklet drag-reducing wingtip devices on some of Spirit Airlines’ Airbus A320s display the airline’s name and website address

 

“Oakland is the largest U.S. market not already served from O’Hare,” notes Rosemarie Andolino, commissioner of the Chicago Department of Aviation. “We are very excited to offer O’Hare travelers even more choices with this new destination.”

On May 1, also, Spirit Airlines is launching non-stop seasonal daily service from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) to Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and Thurgood Marshall Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI).

The two new daily services will operate through November 1.