Boutique Air Direct Flights from ORD to CIU

For Immediate Release

Boutique Air Launches Direct Flights from Chicago O’Hare to Chippewa County International Airport

Chicago, IL / Chippewa County, MI – June 30, 2024 – Boutique Air is thrilled to announce the commencement of round-trip air service between Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Chippewa County International Airport (CIU). Starting today, flights will operate on Sundays and Thursdays in the afternoon, catering to travelers from the Chicago area seeking convenient access to Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula throughout the summer season until Labor Day weekend.

Operating with the PC12 Pilatus, an 8-passenger aircraft renowned for its comfort and efficiency, Boutique Air ensures a seamless travel experience for passengers. Flights will depart exclusively from the new General Aviation Terminal at Chippewa County International Airport, located at 5019 W. Airport Drive, providing a direct link to the heart of the Upper Peninsula’s scenic attractions.

In addition to direct service, CIU and Boutique Air have established interline agreements with major carriers including United Airlines and American Airlines. This allows passengers flying with these airlines to seamlessly book connecting flights from CIU to their final destinations, leveraging the extensive networks of United and American Airlines.

“We are excited to introduce this new route connecting Chicago and Chippewa County International Airport,” said Brian Kondrad, Vice President at Boutique Air. “This service not only enhances travel options for our customers but also strengthens our commitment to serving the Eastern Upper Peninsula and fostering regional connectivity.”

Chippewa County International Airport takes pride in offering access to three major hub airports in the region, including Detroit, Minneapolis, and now Chicago, solidifying its position as a pivotal gateway for travelers visiting Northern Michigan.

For travelers interested in booking their Chicago flight or seeking more information, please visit Boutique Air’s official website at For comprehensive details on all flights and services available at Chippewa County International Airport, visit

Contact Information:
Tami Beseau, Airport Manager
(906) 495-5631

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