Looking to get out of Chicago once winter hits? We feel you. Well, you’re in luck, as Chicago is one of only five cities in the world offering direct air service to every inhabited continent.
According to the Chicago Department of Aviation, Air New Zealand just re-launched its direct service from Chicago O’Hare International Airport straight to Auckland Airport. This now creates a direct link to New Zealand’s largest city and re-establishes Chicago as one of the five cities with direct air service to every single inhabited continent. Service will be offered three times per week through April. Travelers can easily hop on a16-hour flight to Auckland at least three times a week through April.
Chicago and New York are the only US cities offering direct flights to North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Oceania/Australia, joining London, Dubai, and Doha, providing nonstop air service to all six inhabitable continents.
O’Hare has been offering more international travel options as of late, as O’Hare recently became the world’s most internationally connected airport, according to data firm Official Aviation Guide. Looking to plan an upcoming trip? There are a total of 97 international flights offered daily, traveling to over 55 cities.
In other O’Hare news, Air Nippon Airways just resumed its daily service to Tokyo Haneda this past Sunday, Oct. 30. American Airlines will start offering flights to O’Hare to Owen Roberts International Airport in the Cayman Islands starting November 19th. Lastly, United Airlines plans to launch seasonal service to Barcelona, Spain and Ireland starting in spring 2023.
Up, up, and away!