United Express To Begin Service to Bloomington, Illinois From Chicago's O'Hare Airport
Four Flights a Day To be Operated by Air Wisconsin Airlines Corporation
APPLETON, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 19, 2000--Air Wisconsin Airlines Corporation (AWAC), operating as United Express, today announced that it will begin service between Bloomington, Illinois and Chicago's O'Hare Airport on September 6, 2000. The airline will offer four flights per day timed to satisfy the business traveler's need to do business in Chicago in a single day or connect with a flight to the 136 non-stop destinations flown by United, United Express and the Star Alliance airlines out of Chicago.
``We are delighted to add Bloomington to our system,'' stated Geoff Crowley, President & CEO of AWAC. Flights will begin on September 6 and depart Bloomington to Chicago at 8:50 a.m. arriving at 9:40 a.m., 1:25 p.m. arriving at 2:15 p.m., 4:50 p.m. arriving at 5:40 p.m., and 7:35 p.m. arriving at 8:25 p.m. The return flights from Chicago will be at 7:30 a.m. arriving in Bloomington at 8:25 a.m., 12:05 p.m. arriving at 1:00 p.m., 3:25 p.m. arriving at 4:20 p.m., and 6:15 p.m. arriving at 7:10 p.m. The service will be provided in the Fairchild Dornier 328 (DO-328). The DO-328 seats 32 customers and is recognized as one of the most comfortable high-speed turbo prop aircraft operated by any airline.
AWAC operates over 300 departures daily to 41 cities in 21 states and feeds United Airlines at its two largest hubs of Chicago and Denver. AWAC carried over 3.3 million customers in 1999. A privately held company based in Appleton, Wisconsin, AWAC operates 18 British Aerospace 146 88-100 seat jet aircraft, six 50 seat Canadair Regional jet aircraft and 21 Dornier 328 aircraft.