United to Begin Houston-Santiago, Chile Flights

By Jesse Sokolow on 16 June 2014
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A United jet in Los Angeles

A United jet in Los Angeles

United Airlines announced it will launch new daily service between Houston and Santiago, Chile, on December 7, subject to government approval.  The service will operate using Boeing 767-300 aircraft.

Flights will depart George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston at 9:05 p.m. and arrive at Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport in Santiago at 9:40 a.m. the next day.  Flights from Santiago will depart at 10:45 p.m. and will arrive in Houston at 5:40 a.m. the following day.

United’s 767-300 planes that will be used to operate the service are equipped with 30 lie-flat seats in United BusinessFirst, and 184 seats in economy, 49 of which will be economy plus.  Seats in BusinessFirst are 21” wide, and have a bed length of 75”.

In addition to the Houston-Santiago service, United Airlines will also be launching new service between Houston and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, as well as seasonal service between Chicago and Belize City, Belize, on December 20.  Both flights will operate once a week, on Saturdays, with the Chicago-Belize City service scheduled to operate through May of next year.

(Photo: Accura Media Group)

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