DULLES, Va., June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Atlantic Coast Airlines (ACA) (Nasdaq: ACAI), the Dulles, VA-based United Express carrier, today announced it will add new regional jet service from Greenville/Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) to Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) on September 6, 2000. Chicago O'Hare is the worldwide hub of United Airlines, the world's largest airline.
The three new daily jet flights to Chicago will complement the existing schedule of four flights per day to Washington Dulles International Airport- United's east coast hub.
United Express/ACA Vice President of Sales Angie Shermer said, ``By offering a choice of connections through either of two world-class hubs, our customers in the Greenville/Spartanburg area will now have greater access than ever before to hundreds of destinations within the worldwide United network.'' She added, ``In addition, the new non-stop service to Chicago provides a direct link to one of the world's great business and leisure destinations.''
The new Chicago flights will be serviced by the 50-passenger Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ), considered one of the fastest, quietest regional aircraft in the world. The CRJ is the same jet that has been used on the Washington Dulles flights since June 1998.