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United Announces Seasonal Frequency Increase for Chengdu, Shanghai Flights

United Announces Seasonal Frequency Increase for Chengdu, Shanghai Flights

United Airlines, which launched the first-ever non-stop service between North America and Chengdu, China earlier this year, announced that it would operate that flight on a daily basis next year from June for three months.  The Chicago-based airline also said it will add a second daily non-stop flight from San Francisco to Shanghai.
Daily non-stop service to Chengdu will operate from June 4 through September 1, 2015.  Currently, United offers the …

United Reports Drop in November Traffic

United Reports Drop in November Traffic

United Airlines announced operational results for November 2014.  Both the carrier’s consolidated traffic and consolidated capacity for the month were down slightly year-over-year, while its load factor increased marginally.
Total traffic for the Chicago-based airline during the month of November was 15.282 billion RPMs, or revenue passenger miles, a decrease of 0.3% from 15.336 billion RPMs in November 2013.  The carrier’s total capacity for the month also dropped by similar margins, …

United Airlines Launches Houston-Santiago, Chile Flights

United Airlines Launches Houston-Santiago, Chile Flights

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 …

Great Moments in Travel History – December 2014

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The Château Frontenac Hotel in Quebec City, Canada opened its doors on December 20, 1893.  Named for the governor of the New France colony in America in the 17th century, the luxury, castle-like hotel has grown from 170 rooms to its current 613 rooms.
The Wright Brothers made the first controlled, powered, heavier-than-air human flight on December 17, 1903, in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
The Palace Hotel, which survived the 1906 San Francisco …

United Announces New Transatlantic Routes for Summer Schedule

United Announces New Transatlantic Routes for Summer Schedule

United Airlines announced new transatlantic additions to its summer network next year.  The carrier said it will launch new service between Newark and Venice, Chicago and Dublin, and Washington, D.C. and Paris.
Beginning June 4, United will offer new daily between Newark and Venice, Italy.  Flights will depart Newark Liberty International Airport at 6:45 p.m. and arrive at Venice Marco Polo Airport at 9:05 a.m. the next day, with flights from …

United to Renovate Terminal C at Newark Hub

United to Renovate Terminal C at Newark Hub

United Airlines announced plans for a $120 million upgrade to its terminal at Newark Liberty International Airport on Monday.  Terminal C is one of the busiest air passenger terminals in the nation, handling roughly 20 million passengers per year.
When complete, the refurbished terminal will have 55 new restaurants, numerous new retail shops, 6,000 iPads for use by passengers, and 10,000 electrical outlets for charging personal electronic devices.
OTG, which is managing …

SkyWest to Move to All-Jet Fleet

SkyWest to Move to All-Jet Fleet

SkyWest Airlines announced plans to transition its fleet from a mixture of turboprop planes and jets to an all-jet fleet.
The St. George, Utah-based airline announced plans retire its entire Embraer 120 Brasilia turboprop fleet by the summer of 2015.  The move comes as a result of “increased costs and additional challenges associated with new FAR117 flight and duty rules,” the company said in a statement.
In addition to making changes to …