Beginning in Spring 2013, we plan to launch nonstop service on several new international and domestic routes including:
New flights to Latin America from Chicago and Washington, D.C.
New service to Canada from Denver, New York and Washington, D.C.
Additional domestic routes from Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.
Together with our regional partners, we’ll operate these new routes with a mix of mainline and regional aircraft.
"The addition of these new routes further improves United's already industry-leading network," said Grant Whitney, our managing director of scheduling. "By launching new destinations and additional flights to currently served points, we provide more convenience and options for travelers."
New flights to Latin America
We’ll begin weekly year-round service between our hub at Washington-Dulles International Airport and both Guatemala City, Guatemala, and San Jose, Costa Rica, subject to government approval. We’ll also begin weekly year-round service between our Chicago O'Hare hub and San Jose, subject to government approval.
Beginning April 13, 2013, these flights will operate using Boeing 737-800 aircraft with 16 seats in United Business®, 48 seats in Economy Plus® and 90 seats in United Economy class. The new flights will complement our existing service to Guatemala City and San Jose from our hubs in New York and Houston.
New service to Canada
United will launch new flights between its New York hub at Newark Liberty International Airport and Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, beginning on May 1, 2013. The flights will operate six-times-weekly, using Airbus A319 aircraft, configured with eight seats in United First, 40 in Economy Plus, and 72 in United Economy.
The airline also serves Edmonton from its hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, and San Francisco.
New service between the Washington-Dulles hub and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, will begin on June 8, 2013, using Boeing 737-800 aircraft, operating on Saturdays and Sundays through August 25, 2013.
United serves Vancouver year-round from Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles and San Francisco, and seasonally from New York-Newark.
On June 6, 2013 United will start service between Denver and Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, the only nonstop service offered from Fort McMurray to the United States. SkyWest Airlines will operate the daily flights using 66-seat Canadair CRJ-700 regional jets, with six seats in United Business, 28 seats in Economy Plus, and 32 seats in United Economy.
Fort McMurray will be United's 18th destination in Canada. United offers more flights to more destinations in Canada than any other US airline.
New domestic markets
We’ll also add new domestic routes from four of our hubs:
Chicago – Beginning on June 6, 2013, we’ll operate daily flights between Chicago and Fairbanks, Alaska, using our Boeing 737-800 aircraft. With the addition of flights from Denver, which we added earlier this year, Chicago is the second of our hubs to provide service to Fairbanks.
Denver – On May 1, 2013, we’ll add twice-daily United Express service between Denver and Santa Fe, N.M. ExpressJet will operate the flights using 50-seat Embraer regional jet aircraft.
Los Angeles – On May 1, 2013, we’ll launch new United Express service between the Los Angeles hub and Wichita, Kan. SkyWest Airlines will operate the daily flights using 66-seat Canadair CRJ-700 regional jets. These flights complement our existing service to Wichita from Chicago, Denver and Houston.
Washington-Dulles – Beginning May 1, 2013, we’ll add daily United Express service between Washington-Dulles and Grand Rapids, Mich. ExpressJet will operate the flights with 50-seat Embraer regional jet aircraft. We currently serve Grand Rapids from our hubs in Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Houston and New York.