Sept. 12, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines will launch nonstop summer seasonal service between its
hub at O'Hare International Airport and
May 22, 2014
, subject to government approval. This will be the first scheduled nonstop service between the two cities.
The flights will operate five times weekly from
May 22 to June 11
between June 12 and Sept. 1
and four times weekly
between Sept. 2 and Oct. 5, 2014
"We're pleased to add
nonstop service to United's extensive trans-Atlantic route network," said
, United's vice president of network. "In addition to providing a direct link between the two cities, the new flights are conveniently timed to provide connections in
to and from more than 125 destinations across North, Central and
The flights will depart
, arriving in
the following day. The return flights will depart
, arriving in
the same day (all times local). Flight times are seven hours, 45 minutes eastbound and eight hours, 35 minutes westbound.
The flights will operate using Boeing 757-200 aircraft with a total of 169 seats – 16 flat-bed seats in United BusinessFirst and 153 in United Economy, including 45 Economy Plus seats with added legroom and increased personal space.
United offers more nonstop service to more destinations from its Chicago O'Hare hub than any other carrier and has added 11 new routes from
since the beginning of 2013.
United currently operates year-round nonstop service from its
hub at Newark Liberty International Airport to both
, having started service to
United Airlines and United Express operate an average of 5,341 flights a day to more than 360 airports across six continents. In 2012, United and United Express carried more passenger traffic than any other airline in the world and operated nearly two million flights carrying 140 million customers. United is investing in upgrading its onboard products and now offers more flat-bed seats in its premium cabins and more extra-legroom economy-class seating than any airline in
. In 2013, United became the first U.S.-based international carrier to offer satellite-based Wi-Fi on long-haul overseas routes. The airline also features DIRECTV® on 200 aircraft, offering customers more live television access than any other airline in the world. United operates nearly 700 mainline aircraft and has made large-scale investments in its fleet. In 2013, United will continue to modernize its fleet by taking delivery of more than two dozen new Boeing aircraft. The company expanded its industry-leading global route network in 2012, launching nine new international and 18 new domestic routes. Business Traveler magazine awarded United Best Airline for North American Travel for 2012, and readers of Global Traveler magazine have voted United's MileagePlus program the best frequent flyer program for nine consecutive years. According to the 4th annual Switchfly Reward Seat Availability Survey published by IdeaWorksCompany in
, United has the most saver-style award-seat availability among the largest U.S. global airlines. United is a founding member of
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SOURCE United Airlines