American Airlines will soon add nonstop jet service from Portland to Chicago O’Hare.
Portland International Jetport Assistant Director Zachary Sundquist says American will start twice daily Chicago flights beginning June 7.
“We already have Chicago O’Hare service with United. But one of the things that we get requested a lot by many of our business partners is additional westbound capacity,” he says. “Many of our business travelers don’t like flying south an hour or two to then start flying west.”
Sunquist says right now, American is scheduled to run its Portland-Chicago service through October. Portland Airport officials are hopeful it will continue year round.
The new Chicago service will bring to five the number of nonstop destinations operated by American, which will add service to New York LaGuardia beginning in April.