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Delta is adding new nonstop service three times daily between Raleigh-Durham International Airport and Chicago O’Hare International Airport beginning April 1, 2019 with a convenient schedule designed for the business and leisure traveler.

“Delta is already the number one airline in RDU, and we’re pleased to add a new nonstop link to our largest unserved destination from the Research Triangle area,” said Joe Esposito, Delta’s Senior Vice President – Network Planning. “With the addition of our new service to Chicago-O’Hare, Delta will offer the RDU customer service to the majority of top destinations in the U.S.”

The flights will operate on the following schedule:

Raleigh-Durham International Airport – Chicago O’Hare



RDU at 7:00 a.m.

ORD at 8:20 a.m.

RDU at 12:30 p.m.

ORD at 1:50 p.m.

RDU at 6:00 p.m.

ORD at 7:20 p.m.


Chicago O’Hare – Raleigh-Durham International Airport



ORD at 8:55 a.m.

RDU at 11:55 a.m.

ORD at 2:30 p.m.

RDU at 5:30 p.m.

ORD at 7:55 p.m.

RDU at 10:55 p.m.

The service will be on 70-seat Embraer E-175 regional jets in an all aisle-and-window seating configuration with room for 12 customers in First Class, 20 in Delta Comfort+ and 38 in the main cabin. Every seat is equipped with power ports, access to Wi-Fi and streaming in-flight entertainment via Delta Studio.

RDU is one of Delta’s largest non-hub airports, with nearly 80 flights per day to 27 destinations worldwide. Delta is the largest airline in Raleigh-Durham, and we have more than doubled our service since 2010, adding 17 additional destinations and more than 25,000 weekly seats. Delta began new service in 2017 to Nashville, Austin, and Seattle, further enhancing our offering to the business traveler. Delta’s popular Paris nonstop service continues on Boeing 767 wide-body aircraft due to strong demand.


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