American Airlines has announced that a new shuttle service between New York’s LaGuardia International Airport and Chicago’s O’Hare international Airport will launch on April 4, 2018.
The business-travel oriented shuttle will depart hourly, with a total of 15 flights daily from dedicated gates and featuring extended check-in times for travellers and luggage, and free beer and wine in the main cabin.
American also operates air shuttles between LaGuardia and Boston Logan International Airport, LaGuardia and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, and between Reagan and Logan.
The shuttle service debuted alongside a major expansion in American’s flight schedule, with the addition of new routes and 52 new nonstop flights coming in 2018. These will include new flights from Philadelphia International Airport to Oklahoma City, Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Pensacola, Florida; flights from Charlotte Douglas International Airport and Dallas-Fort Worth to Panama City, Florida and South Bend, Indiana; and service between O’Hare and Walkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport in Pennsylvania.
The new flights will commence on June 7.
Vasu Raja, vice president of network and schedule planning for the airline, said that with the additions, American is “serving smaller cities more frequently [and] visiting places we’ve never flown before.”
The airline also recently announced new international service to Budapest, Hungary, Prague, Czech Republic and Reykjavik, Iceland.