United Airlines has announced it plans to launch a nonstop service between Edinburgh Airport to Chicago next summer.
The new service, subject to Government approval, will be the first scheduled nonstop service between the Scottish and American cities.
The service will alter its frequency to supply and demand trends, therefore operating five times a week between 22 May and 11 June, followed by a daily service from 12 June to 1 September and then four times a week from 2 September until 5 October.
The nonstop service will depart out of Edinburgh at 10.25am, arriving in Chicago at 1pm local time, the same day, taking just 7 hours and 45 minutes eastbound and 8 hours and 35 minutes westbound.
The service will operate using a Boeing 757-200, which will offer 16 flat-bed seats in United BusinessFirst and 153 in United Economy, including 45 Economy Plus seats with added legroom and increased personal space.
Speaking about the exciting new service, United Airline’s Vice President of Network, Brian Znotins, said “We’re pleased to add Chicago-to-Edinburgh nonstop service to United’s extensive trans-Atlantic route network. In addition to providing a direct link between the two cities, the new flights are conveniently timed to provide connections in Chicago to and from more than 125 destinations across North, Central and South America and the Caribbean.”