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Chicago could be back on the map for airport.

DIRECT flights between Birmingham Airport and Chicago could be reinstated - more than 11 years after they were withdrawn following the Twin Towers attack.

Birmingham Airport and Chicago O'Hare International Airport have become sister airports to "commit to the development of new opportunities", particularly the reinstatement of direct flights between the cities.

Bosses from Birmingham Airport and the Chicago Department of Aviation - operator of Chicago O'Hare International - have signed a memorandum of understanding A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is a legal document describing a bilateral or multilateral agreement between parties. It expresses a convergence of will between the parties, indicating an intended common line of action and may not imply a legal commitment. , agreeing to work together to strengthen trade, tourism and cultural links between the two cities.

Speaking at O'Hare, Birmingham Airport chief executive, Paul Kehoe Paul Kehoe (born January 1973) is an Irish Fine Gael politician. He is currently the Fine Gael Chief Whip.

Paul Kehoe was born in Bree, County Wexford. He was educated at St Mary's CBS, Enniscorthy and Kildalton Agricultural College.
, said: "Birmingham enjoys a special relationship with Chicago as the two cities have been twinned since 1993.

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 companies, including Microsoft, Motorola and Kraft Foods - which has its headquarters in Chicago - provide employment for 60,000 people in the area.

"This formal partnership will show industry that we're committed to strengthening links further and pushing for the reinstatement of direct flights."

Chicago Department of Aviation commissioner, Rosemarie Andolino, said: "On behalf of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the city of Chicago and the Chicago Department of Aviation, we are very pleased to establish this new partnership with Birmingham Airport.''
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Date:Sep 5, 2012
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