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Local airport improves traveling time

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A trip to the windy city is now a whole lot faster for Mid-Michigan travelers.

Flint Bishop International Airport announced a new service to Chicago's O'hare Airport.

A major airline is now using the Flint to Chicago route, and they're not using one of those little puddle-jumpers.

"United is starting new service from Flint to Chicago three times a day, seven days a week. So we're extremely excited to bring our new service here to Flint Bishop airport," said Cheryl Cannon, Michigan sales manager for United Airlines.

Cannon lives in Mid-Michigan, but her office is in Chicago.

"I've been working on this project now for about ten years. So this has truly been a baby of mine. I'm a Flint local, so this is something that I wanted to see happen," Cannon said.

The airport couldn't be happier with the new flights.

"I think United has very good fares and through their world headquarters at Chicago you literally can fly all over the world and all over our United States also," said Jim Rice, director of Bishop International airport.

Along with the news about United's expansion at Flint Bishop they also made another major announcement. For the first time in the airport's history they are now a 100 percent jet serviced airport.

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