[caption id="attachment_125605" align="aligncenter" width="675"] American Airlines announced it will add flights between Chicago's O'Hare International Airport and five new destinations in the U.S. and Canada next year. (Alan Diaz / AP)[/caption]
American Airlines will add flights between Chicago's O'Hare International Airport and five new destinations in the U.S. and Canada next year.
Year-round daily flights between Chicago and Vancouver, B.C., are scheduled to start May 4 and summer Tuesday-through-Sunday flights to Calgary, Alberta, begin June 7, American said Tuesday.
Within the U.S., American is adding twice-daily flights between Chicago and Charleston, S.C., starting May 4. The airline also will add weekend flights linking Chicago with Bangor, Maine, and Myrtle Beach, S.C., on June 7. The Charleston, Bangor and Myrtle Beach flights will be operated by American subsidiary Envoy Air.
Those new routes follow more than 10 new destinations American added at O'Hare this year, the airline said.
"Chicago plays a pivotal role in our global network, and these new destinations will ensure that our customers can efficiently get to where they need to travel," Franco Tedeschi, American's vice president for Chicago, said in a news release.
American, which carried nearly 27 million passengers through O'Hare last year, is also making investments in the airport itself, Tedeschi said. The airline plans to open five new gates at Terminal...