American Airlines resumes flights from EVV to Chicago

Updated: May. 6, 2021 at 6:02 PM CDT
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - More flights are cleared for takeoff at Evansville Regional Airport as American Airlines resumes flights from EVV to Chicago.

Those flights to O’Hare International Airport were suspended last spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, with more people getting vaccinated, the travel industry is seeing a boom again.

Pandemic air travel hit a record Sunday with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screening more than 1.67 million people.

Airport officials say there will be three flights daily between EVV and O’Hare. This includes a United Airlines flight, which never stopped.

The first flight left Thursday at 7 a.m.

EVV staff said that early in the morning was particularly busy with around 300 people checking in before noon.

Passengers said most flights were fully booked.

Many of the passengers returning from Chicago that spoke with 14 News said they didn’t necessarily come directly from Chicago.

In their cases, they said having an extra layover option made finding a better deal on connecting flights easier.

EVV officials said they plan to have even more flights available later in the summer.

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