United to Add New Service from Chicago, Houston, and Washington, D.C.
United Airlines announced it will add new service from its Chicago, Houston, and Washington, D.C. hubs. The new Chicago routes will be to Shannon, Ireland and Mobile, Alabama, Houston’s added service will be to London Heathrow, and Washington, D.C. will gain flights to Fayetteville, North Carolina.
The new, nonstop route between Chicago and Shannon, Ireland, will operate five times a week, with no service from Chicago to Ireland on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and no flights from Ireland to Chicago on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Ireland-bound flights will depart Chicago O’Hare at 6 p.m. and arrive in Shannon at 7:30 a.m. the next day. United States-bound flights will depart Shannon at 11 a.m., and arrive in Chicago at 1:05 p.m.. The service will use Boeing 757-200 aircraft, and will be effective from June 6 to August 26, 2013, subject to government approval.
United’s other new service from its Chicago hub will be to Mobile, Alabama, and will be nonstop and operate daily. The service will use United Express carrier ExpressJets, and will go into effect April 9, 2013.
The airline is also adding a third daily service between its Houston hub and London Heathrow, beginning March 30, 2013. The service will operate aboard Boeing 767-300 aircraft, and will depart Houston at 8:30 p.m. and arrive in London at 12:05 p.m. the following day. United States-bound flights will depart from London at 1:05 pm, and arrive in Houston at 5:45 pm the same day.
United’s new Washington, D.C. service will operate three times daily between Fayetteville, North Carolina and Ronald Reagan Washington International Airport, and will use United Express carrier ExpressJets. United Express carrier CommutAir will operate the service, which begins February 14, 2013.