Audio: Chicago air service announced

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Feb 3, 2014 at 6:53 pm

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) A major air service announcement was made late Monday afternoon by St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis.

The mayor says twice-daily jet service from St. Cloud Regional Airport to Chicago's O'Hare Airport will begin May 6th. 

The United Express flights will be provided by SkyWest Airlines using 50-passenger Canadair regional jets.

Chicago becomes the third destination for air travelers out of St. Cloud. Allegiant flies to Orlando and Phoenix-Mesa. 

Kleis says they proved the naysayers wrong

Airport manager Bill Towle says it took a team effort

Towle on the importance of having jets flying the Chicago route

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