United Airlines resumes non-stop Chicago route from Fresno

Fresno Yosemite International Airport continues to expand its service, with United Airlines increasing its connections to the midwest.

United Airlines is expanding its service in Fresno for the winter season, adding a route to Chicago that is normally only operated in the summer. 

The big picture: Fresno Yosemite International Airport announced Tuesday that United Airlines will provide non-stop service to Chicago O’Hare International Airport from Dec. 21 to Jan. 8. 


  • The route is typically operated from June to September and now lines up with the busy holiday travel season. 
  • After the non-stop service ends in January, United will resume the route in May 2024, earlier than it typically does. 
  • United will not operate the flights on Dec. 24, Dec. 25 and Dec. 31. 
  • The flight from Fresno will depart at 11:59 p.m. and arrive in Chicago at 5:54 a.m. The flight from O’Hare will depart at 7:50 p.m. and arrive in Fresno at 10:28 p.m. 

What they’re saying: “The return of United Airlines’ service between Fresno and Chicago provides Central Valley travelers with more flights, more choices, and added seat capacity this winter,” said Director of Aviation Henry Thompson. “We appreciate United’s continued investment in the Fresno market by bringing back this popular gateway between California and the Midwest.” 

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