Dec. 19, 2012
/PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today announced plans to launch nonstop service on several new international and domestic routes beginning in the spring of 2013, including:
- New flights to Latin America from Chicago and Washington, D.C.
- New service to Canada from Denver, New York, and Washington, D.C.
- Additional domestic routes from Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.
United and its regional partners will operate these new routes with a mix of mainline and regional aircraft.
"The addition of these new routes further improves United's already industry-leading network," said
, United's managing director of scheduling. "By launching new destinations and additional flights to currently-served points, we provide more convenience and options for travelers."
The new flights are consistent with United's previously announced capacity guidance.
New Flights to Latin America
United will begin weekly year-round service between its hub at Washington-Dulles International Airport and both
San Jose, Costa Rica
, subject to government approval. The airline will also begin weekly year-round service between its Chicago O'Hare hub and
, subject to government approval. These flights, beginning
April 13, 2013
, will operate using Boeing 737-800 aircraft with 16 seats in United Business, 48 seats in Economy Plus and 90 seats in United Economy class.
These new flights will complement United's existing service to
from the airline's hubs in
New Service to Canada
United will launch new flights between its
hub at Newark Liberty International Airport and
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
, beginning on
May 1, 2013
. The flights will operate six-times-weekly, using Airbus A319 aircraft, configured with eight seats in United First, 40 in Economy Plus, and 72 in United Economy.
The airline also serves
from its hubs in
New service between the
-Dulles hub and
Vancouver, British Columbia
, Canada, will begin on
June 8, 2013
, using Boeing 737-800 aircraft, operating on Saturdays and Sundays through
August 25, 2013
, and seasonally from
June 6, 2013
United will start service between
Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada
, the only nonstop service offered from
the United States
. SkyWest Airlines will operate the daily flights using 66-seat Canadair CRJ-700 regional jets, with six seats in United Business, 28 seats in Economy Plus, and 32 seats in United Economy.
will be United's 18
destination in Canada. United offers more flights to more destinations in
than any other US airline.
New Domestic Markets
United will also add new domestic routes from four of its hubs:
- Chicago – Daily flights between Chicago and Fairbanks, Alaska, begin on June 6, 2013, using Boeing 737-800 aircraft. Chicago is the second United hub with service to Fairbanks, following the addition of flights from Denver earlier this year.
- Denver – Twice-daily United Express service between Denver and Santa Fe, N.M., will begin on May 1, 2013. ExpressJet will operate the flights using 50-seat Embraer regional jet aircraft.
- Los Angeles – New United Express service between the Los Angeles hub and Wichita, Kan., will begin on May 1, 2013. SkyWest Airlines will operate the daily flights using 66-seat Canadair CRJ-700 regional jets. These flights are in addition to United's existing service to Wichita from Chicago, Denver and Houston.
- Washington-Dulles – United will add daily United Express service between Washington-Dulles and Grand Rapids, Mich. Beginning May 1, 2013. ExpressJet will operate the flights with 50-seat Embraer regional jet aircraft. United currently serves Grand Rapids from hubs in Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Houston and New York.
These new flights will be available on United.com and through other distribution systems later today.