The first flight to make the trip from Manchester to Chicago was commemorated with a traditional water cannon salute.
Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT) has announced American Airlines’ new non-stop service to Chicago. Initially, flights will be offered twice daily, flights departing at 7:20 a.m. and at 3:56 p.m.
“We are very excited that American Airlines is increasing its investment in New Hampshire once again. The introduction of new service to Chicago O'Hare will improve connectivity to not only the Midwest and popular West Coast destinations, but also to Trans-Pacific markets. We value our relationship with American Airlines, and we look forward to working with them to further enhance their service in Manchester,” says MHT director Ted Kitchens.
“Our new Manchester, New Hampshire service to Chicago, O’Hare gives our customers north of Boston, and throughout the state of New Hampshire, an easy way to connect to the Midwest and beyond,” says American Airlines representative Paul Swartz. “Chicago, O’Hare is our third largest hub in American’s network with more than 500 daily domestic and international flights each day.”
To celebrate the inaugural flight from Manchester to Chicago, MHT surprised passengers, airport staff, state and city leaders, and members of the media by serving up slices of world-famous Gino’s East deep-dish pizza, flown in from Chicago for the occasion. A creative custom cake depicting American Airlines’ brand-new flight path and the CRJ-700 aircraft that will be making the trips was also on hand for those in attendance to enjoy.
The inaugural flight was sent off with a traditional water cannon salute on the tarmac.