United Airlines’ new nonstop flight to Cleveland, Ohio made its inaugural flight from Will Rogers World Airport this Thursday morning, February, 14. Airline and airport officials celebrated United’s newest addition to Oklahoma City at the departure gate with an official ribbon cutting, refreshments, a souvenir gift for the first passengers and of course, rock and roll, provided by the local band “Electric Avenue.”
The new United route supports the growing relationships in the energy sector between Oklahoma City and Northeast Ohio. Additionally, the flight provides more connecting opportunities to key east coast destinations such as New York LaGuardia, Washington Reagan, and Philadelphia.
The new service reinforces the robust health of Oklahoma City, an important factor when airlines are considering new service. In addition to the new Cleveland flight, United recently added service to San Francisco. United now serves all eight of its domestic hubs from Oklahoma City.
The departing flight received a water cannon salute from the airport's fire department.