The first United Airlines passenger to disembark the aircraft in Columbia had the honour of cutting the ribbon to officially open the airline’s new services from Chicago O’Hare (twice-daily) and Denver (daily) on 1 August. United Airlines, which will operate both routes on CRJ 200s, becomes the second carrier to serve the Missouri airport, with American Airlines already linking it to Chicago O’Hare and Dallas/Fort Worth.
- United Airlines has become the second airline to serve Columbia (COU) in Missouri, with the Star Alliance member on 1 August beginning a twice-daily service from Chicago O’Hare (ORD) and a daily link from Denver (DEN). The 1,075-kilometre link to Denver will not face any direct competition. However, the 505-kilometre link from O’Hare is already served by American Airlines (13 times weekly), with the oneworld member also serving Columbia from Dallas/Fort Worth. The oneworld member started serving the airport in 2013. Both of United’s new routes will be flown by the carrier’s 50-seat CRJ 200s. See how Columbia Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.