United Airlines Announces New International, Domestic Routes
United Airlines has announced plans to launch new international and domestic routes from several of its hub cities. The airline will launch new international service to Latin America and Canada, as well as new domestic service from four of its hubs.
Subject to government approval, United will begin weekly year-round service between Washington Dulles International Airport and both Guatemala City, Guatemala, and San Jose, Costa Rica. In addition, the airline will begin weekly year-round service between Chicago O’Hare and San Jose, Costa Rica, also subject to government approval. The flights are scheduled to begin on April 13, 2013, and will operate using a Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
United will also launch new service between Newark Liberty International Airport and Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, beginning May 1, 2013. The flights will operate six times a week, using an Airbus A319 aircraft.
On June 6, 2013, United will also begin nonstop service between its Denver hub and Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. The service will operate using a Canadair CRJ700, and will be the only nonstop service offered between McMurray and the U.S.
Additional new service between the United States and Canada will begin on June 8, 2013, with the launch of United’s service between Washington Dulles and Vancouver, British Columbia. The service will operate on Saturdays and Sundays through August 25, 2013, using a Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
In addition to United’s new international services, it will also be launching new domestic routes. Beginning June 6, 2013, the airline will operate service between its hub in Chicago and Fairbanks, Alaska, using a Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
On May 1, 2013, United will also launch new service between its Denver hub and Santa Fe, New Mexico. The new service will be twice daily and will be operated by ExpressJet, using 50-seat Embraer regional jets.
From its hub in Los Angeles, United will launch new service to Wichita, Kansas, also beginning May 1, 2013. The twice daily flights will be operated by SkyWest Airlines, using Canadair CRJ700 regional jets.
From Washington Dulles, United will also add daily United Express service to Grand Rapids, Michigan, beginning May 1, 2013. The new service will use 50-seat Embraer regional jets, and will be operated by ExpressJet.