United upgrades jet service from University Park Airport to Chicago O'Hare

February 27, 2018

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Beginning this spring, GoJet Airlines will provide service on behalf of United Airlines from University Park Airport to Chicago O’Hare using a larger, 70-seat aircraft that features multiple cabin classes.

United is the first carrier to operate this type of aircraft, the CRJ 700, on a scheduled basis at University Park Airport. Since United’s twice daily nonstop service to Chicago O’Hare began in January 2014, the flights have been with 50-seat regional jet aircraft. The CRJ 700 features six first-class seats, 16 economy plus seats, and 48 economy seats.

“The O’Hare service has performed very well year after year, and it’s been a win-win for both United and the travelers in the region,” said Bryan Rodgers, director of University Park Airport. “The scheduling of larger aircraft on that route is evidence of its success, and we’re looking forward to this aircraft joining our fleet at University Park Airport.”

The CRJ 700 offers a 40 percent increase in seating, along with additional comfort and choices for travelers. According to Jim Meyer, executive director of the Centre County Airport Authority, the upgraded service is a result of significant growth in the area and the popularity of the direct route. Meyer also indicated that continued schedule expansion could result in a third daily flight to Chicago.

“This announcement of a service enhancement by United — upgrading its Chicago service with larger jets and multi-class service — is yet another testimonial to Penn State’s tireless efforts to improve and expand commercial offerings to the University Park Airport,” said David Gray, senior vice president for Finance and Business/Treasurer. “The airport and the Centre County Airport Authority are undoubtedly committed to continually improving the flying experience for Centre County and beyond.”

University Park Airport offers daily flights to several major hubs in addition to Chicago, including Detroit, Philadelphia and Washington-Dulles.

For more information and reservations, visit www.UniversityParkAirport.com or follow the airport on Facebook.

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Last Updated February 27, 2018