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United Airlines pulling daily flights from EVV to Chicago

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Published: Nov. 8, 2021 at 10:17 AM CST
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Officials at the Evansville Regional Airport announced on Facebook that United Airlines is pulling their daily flights from EVV to Chicago effective January 4, 2022.

According to the social media post, United officials said this is because of limited resources and staffing across the airline system.

Officials say EVV is one of about 15 airports that are affected by United’s exit announcements.

Evansville Regional Airport says they will keep in touch with the airline about future opportunities.

They say American Airlines will continue to serve Chicago to EVV and has even added additional capacity in November.

Many passengers flying to and from Chicago today say they choose to fly United for its efficiency.

“This will be my second trip this year and I know we’re scheduled for another trip in December,” Jacqueline Johnson said, who is in town for a business conference. “Trying to find flights that are about six, seven hours and still making that stop in Chicago, it can be a long day. So having that convenience on United coming though here - it helps.”

“It’s really convenient, it’s a lot faster,” Frances Loftin said, who says she flies to Evansville often to visit childhood friends and family. “Instead of a seven hour flight, you have a four hour flight or a three and a half hour flight. It makes a world of difference.”

We reached out to EVV for a comment on this story. They referred us to a media contact with United Airlines, who has yet to answer.

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