Second airline adding direct flights from Bismarck to O’Hare
United Airlines will add direct flights between Bismarck and Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport starting June 7.
“The new service will offer more options for travelers from across the region and continue to define Bismarck Airport as the premier airport and hub city for central and western North Dakota,” Mayor Mike Seminary said in a statement.The announcement Monday is part of a larger service expansion by United, which added services to seven other destinations in California, Ohio, South Dakota, Virginia and Wisconsin.
United already offers flights between Bismarck and Denver. The twice daily flights to Chicago adds a second destination for the airline.American Airlines has offered flights between Bismarck and O’Hare since October 2014.
“Additional service to Chicago will give our business community something they have long been asking for, and that’s more flight options, said Brian Ritter, president of the Bismarck-Mandan Development Association and Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce.
United will utilize 50-seat regional jets for the year-round service, with both an early morning and a midday departure.