Sun Valley, Idaho, August 8, 2017…. Air service access to Sun Valley keeps getting better with the announcement of a new nonstop flight from Chicago, starting on December 23, 2017. The new United Airlines flight from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport (ORD) to Sun Valley (SUN) will operate weekly, on Saturdays, for the winter season, with a break in service during January and early February. Specific flight dates are December 23, 30, January 6, February 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31.  The aircraft used will be a 76 seat Embraer E175 regional jet.

Fly Sun Valley Alliance, Sun Valley Resort and Friedman Memorial Airport worked in partnership to secure the new Chicago service, which will add a seventh nonstop Sun Valley market. This increases the total to four new nonstop cities with service to SUN added in the past three years – San Francisco, Denver and Portland, and now Chicago.   Other cities with nonstop flight service to SUN include Salt Lake City, Seattle and Los Angeles.

The winter flight will run December 23, 2017 through March 31, 2018 with the following schedule:

  • Departs ORD at 9:00am, arrives SUN at 11:48am
  • Departs SUN at 12:25pm, arrives ORD at 4:50pm

Fly Sun Valley Alliance Director Carol Waller said the addition of the weekly nonstop flight from Chicago is another positive step for air access to Sun Valley, particularly from one of the largest ski markets in the US.  “Most other Rocky Mountain resorts have nonstop winter service from Chicago, so this new flight will help us be more competitive in attracting more of those destination ski visitors, while also providing new nonstop access for local travelers.”

The new ORD-SUN winter flights are now available for booking: www.united.com .

Full SUN winter flight schedule will be available soon at www.flysunvalleyalliance.com