American Airlines has announced that it is now offering a new route between Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Athens Elefthérios-Venizélos, connecting the two cities for the first time.
Daily flights will be operated in the summer season by Boeing 787-8 configured to accommodate 234 passengers in four different classes (20 in Business class, 28 in Premium Economy, and 186 seats in main class, including 48 in “Main Cabin Extra” which gives extra space for the legs Departures are scheduled from Chicago at 5:35 p.m. (arrival at 12:05 the next day for a 10:30 a.m. flight), the return flight leaving at 2:15 p.m.
The new route will allow passengers wishing to continue their journey to choose more than 500 daily departures from O’Hare to destinations in North America, the Caribbean and Latin America. “The new direct flight between the Greek capital and Chicago is a welcome first for our customers,” said Angelo Camilletti, sales director for Southeast Europe at American Airlines. “The flight will provide our customers with the opportunity to experience the bustling city of Chicago, famous for its architectural skyscrapers and vibrant art, culture, dining and shopping scenes.”
Besides this new route, the airline also offers a seasonal summer flight between Athens and Philadelphia.