We plan to launch nonstop service between our San Francisco hub (SFO) and Fort Lauderdale, Florida (FLL), with once-weekly flights beginning March 2, 2013, and daily service beginning April 9, 2013. We'll operate the new flights with Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
“South Florida is the largest region in the country not currently served by United from San Francisco,” said Jim Ferea, United’s managing director of domestic planning. “We’re pleased to link these two areas that are important to both business and leisure travelers.”
The daily flights will depart from San Francisco at 8:30 a.m. and arrive in Fort Lauderdale at 5:05 p.m. The return flights will depart Fort Lauderdale at 5:55 p.m. and arrive in San Francisco at 9:15 p.m.
Between March 2, 2013, and April 7, 2013, we'll offer weekly Saturday-only flights on the route. The schedule varies slightly for the weekly service. Starting this Saturday, Dec. 15, the new flights will be available for sale at united.com and through other distribution systems.
Over the past two years, we’ve steadily been adding nonstop service between Fort Lauderdale and a number of our domestic hubs including Chicago, Denver and Washington-Dulles. We also serve Fort Lauderdale from our hubs in Cleveland, Houston and New York. Our regional airline partner Silver Airways provides connecting options from Fort Lauderdale to the Bahamas such as Freeport and other cities in Florida such as Key West.
As for our San Francisco hub, in 2012, we added new service between SFO and Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Raleigh-Durham, N.C. and Washington-National. We’ve also announced new service starting in 2013 from our San Francisco hub to Taipei and Paris.