June 14, 2013
Waterloo Region – Today the Region of Waterloo International Airport (YKF) and American Airlines will celebrate the 1st anniversary of their daily non-stop jet service between Chicago O'Hare International Airport and Waterloo Region. "We are pleased that American’s twice daily non-stop jet service to Chicago continues to attract passengers and congratulate American Airlines on their first anniversary in Waterloo Region", said Ken Seiling, Regional Chair. "This Chicago service provides our businesses and residents with easy access to the U.S. and destinations worldwide." American Airlines has operated at O’Hare since 1955. American Airlines, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection® carrier serve 116 airports in more than 11 countries and territories from Chicago O’Hare with, on average, more than 474 daily flights (departures). O’Hare provides travellers with quick access to Chicago’s central business district and connectivity to cities around the world. O’Hare has been voted the best airport in North America for eight consecutive years by Global Traveler, a leading travel magazine. “American Airlines is proud to serve the Waterloo Region by connecting our cornerstone hub in Chicago to Canada’s burgeoning Tech Triangle,” said Will Livsey, Regional Partnerships, Network Planning with American Airlines."American Airlines is a welcomed addition to the airport and has enhanced the community by providing Waterloo Region with service to a global gateway like Chicago. With Nexus service now available in Chicago, travellers can fast track through U.S. Customs at O’Hare and be on their way in minutes," said Chris Wood, Airport General Manager for the Region of Waterloo International Airport. "We wish the entire American Airlines team continued success, and a Happy Anniversary. May this be the first of many more to come." Following are the schedule details for the service:Chicago O’Hare to Waterloo Region
Daily, Except Sat.
Waterloo Region to Chicago O’Hare
As one of the world's largest airlines, American's global network strengthens economies worldwide. American contributes directly by creating jobs and paying salaries, paying taxes and fees to governments, investing in transportation infrastructure, and supporting local suppliers, who in turn employ local workers. In addition, American Airlines’ in-kind and fundraising activities - as a company and through its employees - have a significant economic impact on the local organizations and causes that they support.The Region of Waterloo International Airport is easy to navigate with: complimentary baggage carts, free high-speed wireless internet; charging stations; licensed sit down departure lounge café, operated by Edelweiss (Valid boarding pass required); National, AVIS and Hertz car rentals available on-site and $6.00 per day parking. No traffic jams or lost vehicles, just convenient, fast and friendly air service.
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Region of Waterloo International Airport (YKF) is a full service certified facility that supports commercial, corporate and general aviation and is owned and operated by the Regional Municipality of Waterloo. Scheduled air service is provided by: American Airlines, twice daily non-stop jet service to Chicago with connections to over 250 destinations worldwide; Bearskin Airlines, multiple non-stop flights daily to Ottawa; and WestJet, non-stop daily to Calgary with connections to other great cities. Sunwing Airlines provide weekly non-stop service to Cancun, Mexico from mid-December through mid-March. For more information contact your travel agent, or visit www.waterlooairport.ca.American Eagle – operates more than 1,700 daily flights to over 150 cities throughout the United States, Canada, the Bahamas, Mexico and the Caribbean on behalf of American Airlines. American, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection® carrier serve 260 airports in 50 countries and territories with, on average, more than 3,300 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 900 aircraft. American's award-winning website, AA.com®, provides users with easy access to check and book fares, plus personalized news, information and travel offers. American Airlines is a founding member of the oneworld® alliance, which brings together some of the best and biggest names in the airline business, enabling them to offer their customers more services and benefits than any airline can provide on its own. Together, its members and members-elect serve approximately 900 destinations with more than 10,000 daily flights to 149 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, AA.com and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. (NYSE: AMR).AMR Corporation, and certain of its United States-based subsidiaries, including American Airlines, Inc. and AMR Eagle Holding Corporation, on Nov. 29 filed voluntary petitions for Chapter 11 reorganization in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. More information about the Chapter 11 filing is available on the Internet at http://aa.com/restructuring.For more information, please contact: Region of Waterloo International Airport (YKF)Sandra McAuley, Marketing & Communications SupervisorPhone: 519-648-2256 ext. 8504 / Toll Free: 1-866-648-2256 ext. 8504Email: firstname.lastname@example.org