The Waynesville-St. Robert Regional Airport celebrates the new United Express jet service, provided by SkyWest Airlines, today. The new daily flights from Fort Leonard Wood to Chicago O’Hare International Airport began back on October 12th. United Express provides two daily round trip flights between Fort Wood and Chicago on their CRJ200 jet that seats 50 passengers. Every passenger enjoys a window or aisle seat on this jet. This service will connect passengers with 978 daily direct flights to almost 180 U.S. cities and 74 daily direct flights to 54 international destinations. “This new service to Chicago provides a huge benefit to Fort Leonard Wood and the surrounding communities,” says Sustainable Ozarks Partnership Executive Director Dorsey Newcomb. “Chicago is a major hub for air traffic and provides robust options for connections to destinations across the United States and around the world.” Passengers at the Waynesville-St. Robert Regional Airport will still enjoy the same conveniences the airport has always offered, including free parking and free wi-fi while waiting to board the plane. The downside of this new arrangement is that residents of the Fort Wood area no longer are able to fly directly to St. Louis and back. Those wishing to fly from Fort Leonard Wood can book their tickets on any major online ticketing website or go directly to www.united.com. There is also a link from the WSRA website that will direct passengers to the United Airlines website to book tickets.