United to add flights at Chicago and Los Angeles

United Airlines (Chicago) announced today (April 20) new and additional service to and from the airline’s Chicago and Los Angeles hubs.

Beginning June 9, 2010, United will offer an additional daily roundtrip flight between Chicago O’Hare International Airport and New York LaGuardia, using a 120-seat Airbus A319 aircraft. The additional eastbound flight will depart at 8:30 a.m. (0830) and arrive in New York at 11:42 a.m. (1142). The westbound flight will depart at 12:30 p.m. (1230) and arrive in Chicago at 2:04 p.m. (1404).

Beginning August 24, 2010, the three United Express flights operating between Chicago and New York LaGuardia will be replaced with United-operated service. With this change, United will operate as many as 18 flights a day between the two airports.

Also on August 24, 2010, United will begin new daily roundtrip service between Houston and Los Angeles. United Express carrier SkyWest Airlines will operate the service using 66-seat Bombardier CRJ700 Regional Jet aircraft. The eastbound flight will depart at 11:40 a.m. (1140) and arrive at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston at 4:53 p.m. (1653). The westbound flight will depart at 5:40 p.m. (174) and arrive in Los Angeles at 7:15 p.m. (1915).

On November 4, 2010, United will add daily roundtrip service to the existing weekend-only service between Chicago and Pensacola. United Express carrier ExpressJet Airlines will operate the service using 50-seat Embraer ERJ 145 regional jet aircraft. The eastbound flight will depart at 1:10 p.m. (1310) and arrive at Pensacola Regional Airport at 3:29 p.m. (1529). The westbound flight will depart at 4 p.m. (1600) and arrive in Chicago at 6:18 p.m. (1818). These new flights will complement existing twice-daily service between Pensacola and Washington Dulles.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing. SkyWest Airlines’ Bombardier CRJ700 (CL-600-2C10) N795SK (msn 10299) arrives at the Los Angeles hub.