Spokane International Airport (GEG) announced Feb. 27, that United Airlines has added new daily, year round nonstop service to San Francisco and Chicago’s O’Hare International Airports. The new routes will provide one-stop connections to a wide variety of domestic cities throughout the Western, Central, and Eastern United States, as well as, the international destinations in the Pacific, including Australia, Canada, and Europe. United currently provides twice daily nonstop service to Denver. Both new routes will commence on June 8, 2017. The twice daily San Francisco service will be operated with a 76-seat Embraer E-175 which offers first and economy service. The once daily Chicago flight will be flown on the 150-seat Airbus A-320, which also offers passengers with two classes of service.
Collins Sprague, chairman, Spokane Airport Board, stated, “The decision by United Airlines to serve San Francisco and Chicago represents an important investment in the connectivity of the Spokane/Coeur d'Alene region to the global economy, which will bring substantial benefits to business and leisure travelers. San Francisco and Chicago are two of nation’s most important air transportation hubs for domestic and international travel and the ability to access Spokane on a one-stop basis from many international and domestic cities will further contribute to the economic vitality of our region.”
“The new service will give customers access to our premier pacific gateway hub in San Francisco, as well nonstop service to Chicago, the third largest market in the U.S.” said Anthony Toth, United’s managing director of Sales. “These new destinations create more one-stop service to approximately 50 destinations across the pacific, in Europe and Latin America.”