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United launches nonstop San Francisco-Paris service

United Airlines (Chicago) yesterday (April 26) launched daily nonstop service from San Francisco to Paris (CDG).

Flight UA 990 departs San Francisco daily at 2:45 p.m. (1445) and arrives at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport at 10:45 a.m. (1045) the next day. For the return, flight UA 991 departs Paris at 10:05 a.m. (1005) and arrives in San Francisco at 1 p.m. (1300) the same day. (All times are local.)

United operates this new service with Boeing 767-300 aircraft, which offer 30 flat-bed seats in United BusinessFirst, 49 seats in United Economy Plus and 135 seats in United Economy. The BusinessFirst cabin includes 15.4-inch touchscreen monitors for personal on-demand entertainment, electrical and USB outlets, iPod jacks and five-course meals with fine wines. Seats in Economy Plus offer customers more legroom to stretch out and relax. Each seat in United Economy features a 9-inch touchscreen with personal on-demand entertainment, and all rows include access to electrical outlets.

San Francisco is United’s largest West Coast hub. With approximately 9,000 employees in the Bay Area, United offers nearly 300 flights a day from San Francisco International Airport, more than any other airline, including nearly 30 daily nonstop flights to more than 15 international destinations.

United also operates an extensive maintenance center at San Francisco International Airport, where the airline’s technicians are completing a multi-year project to upgrade the airline’s cabins with new interiors, flat-bed seats and personal on-demand entertainment in United Global First and United BusinessFirst, and new entertainment systems for customers in United Economy. United’s San Francisco-based technicians are also outfitting the airline’s fleet with satellite Wi-Fi.

Copyright Photo: Mark Durbin. Boeing 767-322 ER N668UA (msn 30024) with Blended Winglets is tugged at the San Francisco hub.

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American Airlines begins nonstop service between Chicago O’Hare and Dusseldorf, Germany

American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) yesterday (April 11) launched new service to Dusseldorf, Germany, from its hub at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, adding a new destination to American’s global route map. The new flight, is operated with a Boeing 767-300 aircraft with 28 Business Class seats and 184 Main Cabin seats.

There are about 200 Germany-based companies in the Chicago area at 500 locations.

Daily ORD-DUS Service Schedule:

AA 242

  • Departs ORD at 3:35 p.m.
  • Arrives at DUS at 7:00 a.m. the following day

AA 241

  • Departs DUS at 9:45 a.m.
  • Arrives at ORD at 12:05 p.m.

In addition to the new route between Chicago and Dusseldorf, American is launching new international service to Asia and Europe later this spring and summer, delivering on the airline’s business plan and network strategy designed to provide more access and choices for customers in key international markets. American will add new service to Europe between New York – JFK and Dublin, Ireland, beginning June 12.  From its largest hub in Dallas/Fort Worth, American will also launch its first-ever service to Seoul, South Korea, on May 9. American also launched new service to Latin America with a daily nonstop flight between Dallas/Fort Worth and Lima on April 1.

From Chicago, American flies to London, Manchester, Dublin, Paris, Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo, and seasonally to Rome and Helsinki in Europe, as well as Montego Bay, Jamaica.  Additionally, American and American Eagle offer nonstop service to three cities in Canada and four cities in Mexico.  From O’Hare, American, American Eagle and the American Connection® carrier offer more than 460 daily departures.

Copyright Photo: Luimer Cordero. Boeing 767-323 ER N7375A (msn 25202) lands at the Miami International Airport hub.

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British Airways to add more frequencies from Toronto

British Airways (London) has announced it will be increasing its flights between Toronto (Pearson) and London (Heathrow) from March 31, 2013.

Additional flights on Mondays, Fridays and Sundays make the total frequency on the route at 17 roundtrips per week. The new frequencies will be served on Boeing 767-300 aircraft, offering Club World business class, World Traveller Plus premium economy and World Traveller, the airline’s economy class.

Flights departing from Toronto arrive at London Heathrow’s Terminal 5.

As previously reported, British Airways also announced a new route to Chengdu, China, just weeks after starting services to Seoul in South Korea. The thrice-weekly service will start on September 22, 2013. The route will be served by a four-cabin Boeing 777 with First, Club World, World Traveller Plus and World Traveller.

Copyright Photo: Keith Burton. Boeing 767-336 ER G-BNWV (msn 27140) climbs away from the runway at Heathrow Airport near London.

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QANTAS to deploy wide-body Airbus A330 on all weekday Sydney-Perth and Melbourne-Perth services

QANTAS Airways (Sydney) has announced it will deploy wide-body Airbus A330s on all weekday Sydney-Perth and Melbourne-Perth services as it continues to meet demand for business and premium travel on the routes.

QANTAS has added a ninth A330 flying on the domestic network. Airbus A330-202 VH-EBV (msn 1365) was accepted on November 23.

The airline has 30 wide-body aircraft operating on domestic routes in Australia, made up of Airbus A330s and Boeing 767-300s.

The new QANTAS A330-202 is configured with 36 seats in Business and 268 seats in Economy. Airbus has installed the latest Panasonic on-demand in-flight entertainment and laptop power in every seat.

By March, QANTAS will have refurbished 16 Boeing 767-300 aircraft with new interiors and individual inflight entertainment streamed direct to iPads in every seat.

In the past 12 months QANTAS has resumed services from Sydney to the Gold Coast, built new lounges at Gold Coast, Gladstone, Mackay, Emerald, Davenport and Rockhampton airport, commenced services to a number of new regional and Fly-In-Fly-Out destinations and introduced a number of new initiatives to improve customer experiences including free Wi-Fi at airports and dedicated premium boarding.

Copyright Photo: Olivier Gregoire. Airbus A330-202 F-WWKN (msn 1365) in the Oneworld motif at Toulouse became VH-EBV on the handover.

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United Airlines to launch seasonal Chicago O’Hare-Shannon service on June 6, 2013

United Airlines (Chicago) today announced it will inaugurate five-times-weekly nonstop service between its Chicago O’Hare hub and Shannon, Ireland, from June 6 to August 26, 2013, subject to government approval.

The airline will also launch a third daily service between its Houston Bush Intercontinental hub and London Heathrow, effective on March 30, 2013.

The Chicago-Shannon flight will depart Chicago O’Hare five times each week at 6 p.m. (1800), arriving in Shannon at 7:30 a.m. (073) the following day. The return flight will depart Shannon at 11 a.m. (1100), arriving in Chicago at 1:05 p.m. (1305) the same day. United will operate the flight using Boeing 757-200 aircraft with a total of 169 seats – 16 in United BusinessFirst, 45 in United Economy Plus and 108 in United Economy. Eastbound service to Shannon will not operate on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Westbound service to Chicago will not operate on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

The additional Houston-London flight will depart Houston daily at 8:30 p.m., arriving at London Heathrow at 12:05 p.m. the following day. The return flight will depart London Heathrow daily at 1:05 p.m., arriving in Houston at 5:45 p.m. the same day. United will operate the service between Houston and London using Boeing 767-300 aircraft, with flat-bed seats, premium menu options and Economy Plus seats with additional legroom.

United will also launch three-times-daily service from the Washington Dulles hub to Fayetteville, North Carolina on February 14, 2013, and once-daily nonstop service from the Chicago O’Hare hub to Mobile, Alabama on April 9, 2013. United Express carrier ExpressJet Airlines (Atlanta) will operate the Chicago-Mobile services. United Express carrier CommutAir (Burlington) will operate the Washington-Fayetteville services.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing. Boeing 757-224 N29129 (msn 28969) approaches Los Angeles for landing.

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United announces new international and domestic routes from hub cities

United Airlines (Chicago) today announced plans to launch year-round and seasonal service on several new international and domestic routes, including:

  • New daily trans-Pacific and trans-Atlantic flights from San Francisco, United’s largest Pacific gateway;
  • New flights from Chicago to points in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean;
  • New “Capital to Capital” service between Washington and San Salvador; and
  • Additional flights from Denver and Los Angeles.

United and its regional partners will operate these new routes with a mix of mainline and regional aircraft.

The newly announced and previously launched services are consistent with United’s previously announced 2012 capacity guidance.

United will begin daily year-round service between its hub at San Francisco International Airport and Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport in Taipei on April 9, 2013, subject to government approval. The flights will operate using Boeing 777-200 ER aircraft with 269 seats – eight in United Global First, 40 in United BusinessFirst, 104 in United Economy Plus, and 117 in United Economy.

The new San Francisco-Taipei flights will be available for booking once United receives government approval.

The airline will also begin daily year-round service between San Francisco and Charles de Gaulle International Airport in Paris on April 11, 2013, subject to government approval. The Paris flights will operate with Boeing 767-300 aircraft with 214 seats – 30 in BusinessFirst, 49 in Economy Plus and 135 in economy.

The new Paris and Taipei services will augment United’s ongoing investment in air service at San Francisco International Airport. This year, the airline will operate more than 300 flights daily from San Francisco, more than any other airline and more than 8 percent more departures from San Francisco compared to 2011. United offers nonstop service to more than 60 airports across the United States, including those in top business travel markets in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Houston, and to nearly 20 international destinations, including markets in Asia, Australia, Europe and Latin America

Daily service between United’s hub at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport and Monterrey, Mexico will begin on December 19, 2012, subject to government approval. The United Express flights will operate using Canadair CRJ700 regional jet aircraft with 66 seats – six in first class, 28 in Economy Plus and 32 in economy.

The new Chicago-Monterrey flights will be available for booking once United receives government approval.

United will also offer daily United Express service between Chicago O’Hare and Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, using Canadair CRJ200 regional jets with 50 economy seats. The Thunder Bay flights will begin on February 14, 2013.

Weekly, peak-season service between Chicago and Nassau, Bahamas will begin on February 9, 2013, subject to government approval. The flights will operate on Saturdays through July 27, 2013, using Canadair CRJ700 regional jet aircraft.

United Express service between the Chicago hub and Jackson, Mississippi will begin on November 4, 2012. The flights will operate using Embraer ERJ 145 regional jets with 50 economy seats.

In addition, the airline will begin service between Chicago and Anchorage for the winter peak-travel period of December 19, 2012 to January 2, 2013. The flights will operate using Boeing 737-800 aircraft with 154 seats – 16 in first class, 48 in Economy Plus and 90 in economy. This service is in addition to United’s summer-season flights between Chicago and Anchorage.

United offers nearly 600 nonstop flights each day from Chicago to more than 150 destinations worldwide – dozens more flight and destination options than any other airline.

The airline will also add new domestic and international routes from other domestic hubs:

  • Denver – Three-times-daily service between Denver International Airport and Sloulin Field International Airport in Williston, North Dakota, will begin on November 4, 2012. The United Express service will operate with Embraer ERJ 145 regional jet aircraft.
  • Los Angeles – United Express service between Los Angeles International Airport and Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, will begin on December 19, 2012, using Canadair CRJ700 regional jet aircraft.
  • Washington/Dulles – United will add daily service between Washington/Dulles International Airport and San Salvador International Airport in El Salvador, beginning December 19, 2012, subject to government approval. The flights will operate with Boeing 737-800 aircraft with 154 seats – 16 in first class, 48 in Economy Plus and 90 in economy.

In the past 18 months, United has added new routes from its U.S. hubs to international destinations such as Guadalajara, Mexico; Montreal, Canada; Port-au-Prince, Haiti; Shanghai, China, and Stuttgart, Germany, along with new intra-Asia routes between the Tokyo hub and Hong Kong and between the Guam hub and Okinawa, Japan.

In addition, the airline recently launched new service between Houston and Lagos, Nigeria; between Newark and Buenos Aires and Istanbul; between Washington/Dulles and Manchester, U.K. and Dublin, Ireland; and announced new service between Denver and Tokyo.

United also added a number of new domestic routes by using a mix of mainline and regional aircraft.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing.

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United to launch nonstop Newark-Istanbul flights tomorrow

United Airlines (Chicago) introduces its first-ever service to Turkey this weekend with the launch of daily nonstop service between Newark Liberty International Airport and Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport, beginning tomorrow (July 1).

Flight UA 904 is scheduled to depart Newark Liberty daily at 7:27 p.m. (1927) and arrive in Istanbul at 12:20 p.m. (1220) the next day. The return flight, UA 905, is scheduled to depart Istanbul daily at 1:55 p.m. (1355) and arrive in Newark at 6:02 p.m. (1802) the same day (all times local). Flying times are nine hours, 53 minutes eastbound and 11 hours, seven minutes westbound.

Initially, the service will operate with a three-cabin Boeing 767-300 aircraft, featuring a total of 183 seats – six in United Global First, 26 in United BusinessFirst and 151 in United Economy, including 67 Economy Plus seats. Later this summer, United plans to fly this route with its newly-configured Boeing 767-300, which features 30 seats in United BusinessFirst, 49 in Economy Plus and 135 in Economy. Customers traveling in BusinessFirst in this enhanced aircraft will enjoy flat-bed seats, a 15.4″ touchscreen monitor delivering on-demand inflight audio/video content, electrical and USB outlets, an iPod jack and a five-course meal with fine wines. Customers in Economy Plus will benefit from more legroom and more recline than Economy seats. Each Economy Plus and Economy seat in this upgraded aircraft features a 9″ touchscreen on-demand inflight entertainment system, and all Economy rows have access to electrical outlets.

Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough.

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