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United Airlines to Add Multiple New International Routes from San Francisco

United Airlines to Add Multiple New International Routes from San Francisco

United Airlines announced on Wednesday multiple new international routes as well as the expansion of several existing international routes.
“We are announcing today the largest ever international expansion from our San Francisco gateway,” said United CEO Oscar Munoz at a press conference announcing the news.
The Chicago-based airline is adding new non-stop service linking San Francisco to Melbourne and Toronto, and will add a second flight from SFO to Seoul. In addition, …

United Airlines, Hilton, American Airlines, Air Canada, Virgin Atlantic, Hertz, Kempinski, and Four Seasons Named Winners of the 2018 GlobeRunner Awards

United Airlines, Hilton, American Airlines, Air Canada Virgin Atlantic Airways, Hertz, Kempinski, Four Seasons, oneworld, Lufthansa, and Volvo have been named best in class by the editors of Frequent Business Traveler.
The results of this year’s awards, recognizing the world’s top airlines, hotel groups, car rental agencies, and automobiles, were announced on Wednesday by Jonathan Spira, Frequent Business Traveler’s editorial director, at the magazine’s offices in New York City.
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United Sees Increase in Traffic, Capacity, Load Factor for November

United Sees Increase in Traffic, Capacity, Load Factor for November

United Airlines announced operational results for November 2018. The carrier’s consolidated traffic and capacity were up year-over-year, as was its load factor.
Total traffic for the Chicago-based airline during the month of November was 18.23 billion RPMs, or revenue passenger miles, an increase of 7.1% from 17.02 billion RPMs in November 2017. The carrier’s total capacity for the month was up 5.5% to 21.96 billion ASMs, or available seat miles, from …

Inside LaGuardia Airport’s Posh New Central Terminal Concourse, Now Open to Passengers

Attention New Yorkers and visitors: The city that never sleeps now has a brand new airport – or at least part of one.
The first concourse in the newly built replacement Central Terminal building at LaGuardia Airport opened on Saturday. I visited the new structure, also known as Terminal B, for the better part of the day, spoke with passengers, and met with airport officials who were on the ground spearheading …

United Airlines Plans Joint Venture with Copa, Avianca

United Airlines Plans Joint Venture with Copa, Avianca

United Airlines said Friday it plans to enter into a joint business agreement with Compañía Panameña de Aviación, or Copa, and Aerovías del Continente Americano, or Avianca, pending government approval.
The partnership, according to the three airlines, would result in new non-stop routes, additional flights on existing routes, and a reduction in travel time. The airlines also expect to provide what they called “integrated, seamless service” for more than 12,000 city …

United Airlines to Launch Non-Stop Denver-Frankfurt Service

United Airlines to Launch Non-Stop Denver-Frankfurt Service

United Airlines announced plans to offer non-stop service from Denver to Frankfurt.
The inaugural flight will take place on May 2, 2019, subject to government approval. The flight would be the only non-stop service linking the two cities.
The Chicago-based airline will operate the flight using Boeing 787-8 aircraft.
United’s 787-8 cabins are configured with 36 lie-flat seats in business class, 70 seats in economy plus, and 113 seats in economy. Business-class …

United to Inaugurate Service from Historic Paine Field with Flights to Denver and San Francisco

United to Inaugurate Service from Historic Paine Field with Flights to Denver and San Francisco

United Airlines announced plans to offer non-stop daily service linking Paine Field in Snohomish County Airport in Everett, Washington, with Denver and San Francisco starting March 31, 2019.
The Chicago-based airline will operate two flights per day from Denver and four from San Francisco.
United said that the flights will afford Seattle residents “new opportunities to easily access our hubs in Denver and San Francisco.”
Paine Field is the site of Boeing’s Everett …