United Airlines’ Chicago O’Hare to Edinburgh
On 22 May, Edinburgh Airport celebrated the launch of United Airlines’ second route to the Scottish capital with a special event in the terminal. Cutting the celebratory ribbon are (left to right): Gordon Dewar, CEO, Edinburgh Airport; Nicola Sturgeon MSP, Deputy First Minister of Scotland; Jake Cefolia, VP Atlantic and Pacific Sales, United Airlines; and Bob Schumacher, MD Sales UK and Ireland, United Airlines.
- United Airlines expanded its presence at Edinburgh (EDI) with a new seasonal service from Chicago O’Hare, IL (ORD) on 22 May. The 5,975-kilometre sector to the Scottish capital will be operated five times weekly until 5 October, utilising the Star Alliance member’s 169-seat 757-200s. The carrier’s second route to Edinburgh, as it already operates from New York Newark with twice-daily operations, will face no competition from other carriers and will see a frequency increase to daily from 13 June. Commenting on the route launch, Gordon Dewar, CEO, Edinburgh Airport, said: “Today’s launch of United Airlines’ new direct service to Chicago O’Hare marks a significant step in achieving better connectivity between Edinburgh and North America. This new service will give Scottish passengers the opportunity to visit one of America’s most exciting and vibrant cities and take full advantage of the onward travel options to many other US destinations. We’re delighted to continue our good relationship with United and celebrate this new route’s inaugural flight.”