EUGENE, Ore. - United Airlines will begin daily red-eye flights between the Eugene Airport and Chicago O'Hare International Airport in June.
The flight will be the longest-distance non-stop flight available from Eugene. Currently, service to Denver is the farthest a traveler can fly non-stop from Eugene.
The Chicago-to-Eugene flight will arrive daily at 9:50 p.m.
The Eugene-to-Chicago flight will leave at 11:40 p.m. PT and arrive at 5:15 a.m. CT.
The flights will be aboard Embraer E175 jets.
“We are thrilled with the addition of nonstop service to Chicago O’Hare, one of the top destinations in demand for the Eugene market,” said Eugene Airport Director Tim Doll, A.A.E. “With the addition of LAX service coming in the spring, and now Chicago starting in the summer. United Airlines is making a significant impact in our local commercial air service.”
The new service comes in addition to United's plans to begin twice-daily service to Los Angeles International from Eugene beginning March 31, 2019.
“We are focused on giving our customers more reasons to choose to fly United Airlines,” Ankit Gupta, United’s vice president of Domestic Network Planning and Scheduling, said in a statement.