American to connect Waterloo-Kitchener and Chicago

American Eagle ERJ-145 used to connect Chicago and Waterloo-Kitchner | Air Travel News

American Eagle Lands in Waterloo-Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

If you live or travel to Kitchener, Guelph or anywhere within The Waterloo Region of Ontario, Canada, you will no longer need to hop in the car for the drive to Toronto just to catch a flight to the states or beyond. 

American Eagle Flight to Connect to American Airlines at Chicago O’Hare

American Airlines will start flights between Waterloo International Airport in Kitchener, Ontario, to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport starting June 14, 2012 — just in time for a summer holiday.  The flights will be operated by American Eagle’s 50 seat Embraer-145 jets, commonly abbreviated as the ERJ-145.

“Daily jet service to Chicago is what our business community asked us for, and we are pleased to be here today announcing just that,” said Chris Wood, Airport General Manager at the Region of Waterloo International Airport. “There are almost 800,000 passengers a year traveling between Waterloo Region and the United States who will now be able to fly through Chicago to cities like San Diego, Salt Lake City and San Antonio, while enjoying the convenience of flying from home.”

Ken Seiling, Waterloo City Chair is excited to see these new flights.  Seiling proclaimed, “We are thrilled that American Airlines is coming to the Waterloo Region.”  Seiling continued, “we believe this service will make flying more convenient for everyone and will also have the added benefit of encouraging investment and jobs in our community.”

“We’re pleased to introduce this new service to Kitchener from our cornerstone hub in Chicago,” said Gary Foss, Managing Director of Network Planning for American Airlines.  “This schedule will allow customers from the Waterloo Region to make a day trip to Chicago for business or connect through this key international gateway to destinations throughout the American Airlines and OneWorld Global Network”

The following is the new schedule (subject to change – all times local):

Chicago O’Hare to Kitchener – Waterloo (ORD-YKF):

Flight

Departs

Arrives

Frequency

AA 4161

1:20 p.m.

3:55 p.m.

Daily

AA 4211

7:50 p.m.

10:15 p.m.

Daily, Except Sat.

Passengers on these flights arriving into Waterloo International will clear Canadian Immigration & Customs upon arrival by the Canada Border Services Agency.

Kitchener – Waterloo to Chicago O’Hare (YKF-ORD):

Flight

Departs

Arrives

Frequency

AA 4210*

6:30 a.m.

6:55 a.m.

Daily

AA 4153

4:40 p.m.

5:15 p.m.

Daily, Except Sat.

* Flight begins June 15, 2012

As Kitchener does not have a US Pre-Clearance Facility, passengers will arrival into Terminal 5 at O’Hare (ORD) for US entry formalities by US Customs & Border Protection.

O’Hare International Terminal 5 is connected to American Airlines Terminal 3 by a frequent automated tram service.

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