United Airlines is planning to launch daily non-stop service between its hub at Chicago O'Hare International Airport and Sarasota Bradenton International Airport in Florida...

United Airlines is planning to launch daily non-stop service between its hub at Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Sarasota Bradenton International Airport in Florida (SRQ) on November 4.

The carrier will operate the daily service with Boeing 737-800 aircraft seating 154 seat passengers – 16 in United First, 48 in Economy Plus and 90 in Economy.


“This new route complements United’s existing service between Chicago and eight other cities in Florida,” says Martin Kammerman, United’s senior manager of new markets and analysis.

In its merger with Continental Airlines, United Airlines inherited a large number of Boeing 737NGs operated by Continental and adopted the other carrier's logo and livery, though the merged carriers have retained the name United

“In addition to providing Midwest travelers with easy access to Florida’s southwest Gulf coast, this new service will give travelers from the Sarasota-Bradenton area convenient connections to United’s global network from our Chicago hub,” adds Kammerman.

United Airlines offers Chicago customers more than 600 non-stop flights each day to more than 150 destinations worldwide, dozens more flight and destination options than any other airline.

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