JUNE 5, 2014--
Chicago is taking ’s airport to new heights. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the airport Thursday afternoon to commemorate the first flight of this new connection. The non-stop jet service from Erie Erie to Chicago's O'Hare International Airport marks a historic milestone for 's airport. The connection will offer travelers a twice daily round trip to the windy city. Officials say this new flight is a huge asset to Erie and will open up more opportunity for business travelers in the area and for those wishing to cut one step out of their traveling. Erie International Airport Executive Director Chris Rodgers says the connectivity to Erie Chicago offers more options for flyers than did. Although service to Cleveland Cleveland was stopped in Erie they say Chicago’s airport services the same connecting flights as did and more. Rodgers says the cost of flying through Cleveland Chicago is about the same as it was for those flying through . Today's flight from Cleveland Chicago to was booked at capacity.
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