United Airlines adding non-stop seasonal service from BRO to Chicago O’Hare Airport

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Travelers will have some additional travel options out of the Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport starting in November.

Brownsville South Padre Island announced on Monday that United Airlines will begin non-stop seasonal service from Brownsville to Chicago O’Hare International Airport starting on Nov. 3, 2018.

Beginning Monday, travelers can make United Airlines flight reservations for flights from November 2018 through March 2019.

According to a release, two-class service will be provided on the ERJ175, non-stop between Chicago O’Hare and BRO every Saturday. This is in addition to United’s current daily nonstop service to Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

“We are proud to expand our services to offer a United Airlines direct flight to Chicago O’Hare International Airport,” said Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport Director Bryant Walker in a press release. “These flights are an excellent addition to our services and will provide convenient travel for visitors from the Midwest including Snowbirds, Winter Texans and their families.”

“On behalf of the City of Brownsville, I would like to commend the Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport for this important economic and travel advancement for the benefit of our residents and visitors,” said Brownsville Mayor Antonio “Tony” Martinez in a press release. “As the largest city in the Rio Grande Valley, we have the opportunity to bridge gaps in the global economy and lead the development of our region.”

“On behalf of South Padre Island, I extend our congratulations to the City of Brownsville and the Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport for providing increased travel options for the over 5 million visitors we receive annually” said South Padre Island Mayor Dennis Stahl in a press release. “Adding additional flights, with the quality and comfort of the ERJ175 aircraft, will give even more travelers from the Chicago metropolitan area an opportunity to enjoy all of the amenities and tropical beauty of Texas best beach”

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