LONDON – Following the news of OAG, the global authority on air service information announcing Chicago is the best connected U.S airport, American Airlines has announced an expansion in connectivity from Chicago O’Hare.

OAG has seen ORD also become listed as a leading international hub, becoming second to London Heathrow in the 2018 Megahubs U.S Index.

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To celebrate this occasion, American Airlines has announced four new destinations to Florida that will commence in Spring 2019.

February 16 to September 5, 2019, will see the carrier operating Saturday services to Key West using Embraer E175 aircraft.

March 9 to September 5 will also see American operate Saturday services to City Beach using their Bombardier CRJ700 aircraft as well as Pensacola and Destin-Fort Walton Beach using Embraer E175 aircraft.

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Franco Tedeschi, Vice President of ORD Hub Operations commented on this new investment.

“It’s our own investment and that of the city that allows us to continue our growth.

With the recently opened five new gates, a new hangar set to open before the end of the year and work soon to start on the new global terminal, there’s never been a better time to fly to, from or through O’Hare.

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These routes follow an international announcement made last month by American with a 787-8 Dreamliner service to Athens launching May 3.

This brings American’s expansion count to 23 new destinations served out of ORD in 2018 and thus far in 2019, which increases connectivity significantly from the airport.