A ribbon cutting ceremony was held in Chattanooga on 7 September to officially open United Airlines’ new routes to New York Newark and Chicago O’Hare. Both links will operate twice-daily, with O’Hare services facing direct competition from American Airlines which offers a daily flight.
Balloons illustrating the three-letter city codes of Fort Wayne and New York were flown at the former airport to showcase United Airlines’ new connection between the two cities. The Star Alliance member will link the airports with a daily ERJ 145 connection.
- United Airlines launched four regional US domestic routes this week, two of them from New York Newark (EWR). The third largest airport in United’s network, recently analysed by anna.aero, will be connected to Chattanooga (CHA) and Fort Wayne (FWA). Apart from the carrier’s new route between San Francisco (SFO) and Omaha (OMA) which will be flown on E175s, the other three sectors will be flown on the Star Alliance member’s ERJ 145 fleet. Only one route will face direct competition. The average distance of United’s four latest city pairs is 1,296 kilometres. See how Chattanooga Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.
||Chicago O’Hare (ORD)
||American Airlines (7)
|New York Newark (EWR)
|Fort Wayne (FWA)
|San Francisco (SFO)
|Source: OAG Schedules Analyser for w/c 13 September 2016.