United Airlines Launches Houston-Santiago, Chile Flights

By Jesse Sokolow on 8 December 2014
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United planes in Chicago

United Airlines announced the beginning of new daily service between Houston, Texas and Santiago, Chile on Sunday.  The carrier is operating the service using Boeing 767-300 aircraft.

Flights depart George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston at 9:35 p.m. and arrive at Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport in Santiago at 10:10 a.m. the next day.  Flights from Santiago to Houston depart at 11:00 p.m. and arrive at 5:55 a.m. the following day.

United’s 767-300 aircraft used on the route are outfitted with 214 seats, including 30 lie-flat seats in first class, 49 in Economy Plus, and 135 in economy class.  Seats in first class are 21” wide, and have a pitch and bed length of 75”.

Earlier this month, United began daily service between Denver and Panama City, Panama.  In addition to the Houston-Santiago and Denver-Panama City flights, the carrier plans to launch new service between Chicago and Belize City, Belize, as well as between Houston and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, on December 20.

The airline will operate both routes once weekly, on Saturdays, with Chicago-Belize City flights operating through August 15, 2015, and Houston-Punta Cana flights operating year-round, increasing to daily service between June 4 and August 17, 2015, in preparation for the heavier summer travel months.

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