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United Airlines Offers Customers More Ways to Get to Europe Next Summer Including New Service to Porto, Portugal and Reykjavik, Iceland

United adds service between Washington Dulles and Edinburgh, Scotland and 787 Dreamliner service between San Francisco and Zurich to summer 2018 schedule
September 12, 2017

CHICAGO, Sept. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines (UAL) today announced new nonstop seasonal service to four popular European destinations including Reykjavik, Iceland, Porto, Portugal, Edinburgh, Scotland, and Zurich, Switzerland. United's 2018 summer schedule offers more options for United customers from more than 100 North American cities to conveniently connect to Europe with just one stop in New York/Newark, San Francisco or Washington/Dulles hubs. Subject to government approval. These flights are now available for purchase.

"As we continue growing our global route network we are offering more choice and convenience to travel internationally, something our customers have told us they want," said Patrick Quayle, United's vice president of International Network. "The new seasonal summer flights offer customers even more opportunities to plan summer travel to four of Europe's most beautiful cities."

In addition to United's new summer offerings to Iceland, Portugal, Scotland and Switzerland, the airline will start daily service between Los Angeles and Singapore and between New York/Newark and Buenos Aires in October 2017 and in January 2018, will begin daily nonstop service between Houston and Sydney. Subject to government approval.

New York/Newark (EWR) to Porto, Portugal (OPO)

United's daily nonstop service between Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and Porto (OPO) will operate using Boeing 757 aircraft. Flight times will be 7 hours 5 minutes eastbound and 8 hours westbound.

Flight

From

To

Departure

Arrival

2018

UA144

EWR

OPO

9:45 p.m.

9:50 a.m.

May 4-Oct. 3

UA145

OPO

EWR

12:35 p.m.

1:35 p.m.

May 5-Oct. 4

New York/Newark (EWR) to Reykjavik, Iceland (KEF)

United's daily nonstop service between Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and Reykjavik (KEF) will operate using Boeing 757 aircraft. Flight times will be 5 hours 40 minutes eastbound and 6 hours 10 minutes westbound.

Flight

From

To

Departure

Arrival

2018

UA138

EWR

KEF

10:30 p.m.

8:10 a.m.

May 23-Oct. 3

UA139

KEF

EWR

11:55 a.m.

2:05 p.m.

May 24-Oct. 4

San Francisco (SFO) to Zurich, Switzerland (ZRH)

The nonstop flights between San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Zurich, Switzerland (ZRH) will operate daily with Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft. Flight times for the Zurich service will be 11 hours eastbound and 11 hours 50 minutes westbound. United also offers daily year-round service between Zurich and New York/Newark and Washington/Dulles. United's San Francisco service is conveniently timed for roundtrip connections beyond Zurich including Delhi, Milan, Athens and Geneva with SWISS, a member of Star Alliance.

Flight

From

To

Departure

Arrival

2018

UA44

SFO

ZRH

2:10 p.m.

10:10 a.m.

June 7-Oct. 26

UA45

ZRH

SFO

9:50 a.m.

12:40 p.m.

June 8-Oct. 27

Washington/Dulles (IAD) to Edinburgh, Scotland (EDI)

The nonstop flights between Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Edinburgh, Scotland (EDI) will operate daily with Boeing 757 aircraft. Flight times for the Edinburgh service will be 7 hours 15 minutes eastbound and 8 hours westbound. United also offers seasonal summer service to Edinburgh from Chicago and year-round service from New York/Newark.

Flight

From

To

Departure

Arrival

2018

UA146

IAD

EDI

10:10 p.m.

10:25 a.m.

May 23-Oct. 3

UA147

EDI

IAD

12:40 p.m.

3:40 p.m.

May 24-Oct. 4

Seasonal service from Chicago, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. extended

United is extending its 2018 trans-Atlantic summer route schedule from Chicago, San Francisco and Washington/Dulles by making flights available earlier and operating through late October 2018. Daily seasonal service between Chicago and Edinburgh and between San Francisco and Munich begins May 4 and ends Oct. 26, 2018 and Seasonal service between Chicago and Dublin and between Washington/Dulles and Lisbon, Portugal will start April 9, 2018 and end Oct.26, 2018.

Onboard products and services

United Polaris business class features a reimagined, sleep-enhancing experience for intercontinental travelers, including elevated inflight food and beverages, tranquil custom bedding from Saks Fifth Avenue and exclusive amenity kits with products from Soho House & Co's Cowshed Spa.

United Economy Plus offers additional legroom and increased personal space.  Located near the front of the economy cabin, the seats give the added benefit of allowing a swifter exit from the plane on arrival.

United Economy offers complimentary food, soft drinks, juices, beer and wine, tea, coffee and inflight entertainment on these flights. Additionally, the seats feature an adjustable headrest and a personal on-demand entertainment system.

United in Chicago

United's hometown hub, Chicago's O'Hare International Airport is the world's fifth busiest airport. United and United Express offer more flights out of O'Hare than any other airline with more than 500 daily flights to 148 airports across the United States including frequent daily service to top business travel markets in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver and Houston.

United in New York/Newark

United and United Express offer nearly 500 daily departures from the New York/Newark area to more than 150 destinations – the most in North America, the most across the Atlantic, the most across the Pacific and the most to and from Latin America.

United also offers the most flat-bed seats and extra-legroom economy-class seating from the New York area.

United in San Francisco

United and United Express offer over 300 daily departures from the San Francisco Bay Area to almost 100 destinations including frequent daily service to top business travel markets on the West Coast and to New York, Chicago, Houston and Denver.

United in Washington/Dulles

United, together with United Express, operates nearly 250 flights daily from its Washington/Dulles hub to almost 100 destinations throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean.

About United

United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,500 flights a day to 338 airports across five continents. In 2016, United and United Express operated more than 1.6 million flights carrying more than 143 million customers. United is proud to have the world's most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark/New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United operates 748 mainline aircraft and the airline's United Express carriers operate 475 regional aircraft. The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to more than 190 countries via 28 member airlines. For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter or connect on Facebook. The common stock of United's parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol "UAL".

 

 

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United Awards Free Flights for a Year to Winners of "Your Shot to Fly" Sweepstakes

Grand prize winners live in Bradenton, FL; Cleveland, OH; Goodyear, AZ; Oakland, CA and San Francisco, CA
July 29, 2021

CHICAGO, July 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today announced the five lucky grand prize winners of its "Your Shot to Fly" sweepstakes, who will each get to fly anywhere in the world United flies with a companion over the course of the next year. The winners of the "Your Shot to Fly" sweepstakes are:

  • Ashley Cronkhite from Bradenton, FL
  • Robert Simicak from Cleveland, OH
  • Sean Husmoe from Goodyear, AZ
  • Lauren Aldredge from Oakland CA
  • Lauren M. from San Francisco, CA

The sweepstakes was in support of the Biden administration's ongoing national effort to encourage more people to get their COVID-19 vaccination and encouraged United's MileagePlus® loyalty members to upload their vaccine records to United. In less than a month, more than one million MileagePlus members uploaded their vaccine cards to the United app and website for a shot to win one of the grand prizes. In June the airline awarded 30 first prize winners with a pair of roundtrip tickets anywhere United flies.

United First U.S. Airline to Offer Economy Customers Option to Pre-Order Snacks and Beverages

New pre-order option builds on the airline's contactless payment technology and is another example of the customer experience transformation underway at United
July 28, 2021

CHICAGO, July 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting today on select flights, all United customers – no matter what cabin of service they're flying in – can use the airline's award-winning mobile app and website to pre-order meals, snacks and beverages up to five days before they're scheduled to travel. United is the first and only U.S. airline to offer economy customers the option to pre-order snacks and beverages, a reflection of the customer experience transformation underway at the airline.



United Airlines to Operate More than 40 Weekly Flights as England Re-Opens to U.S. Travelers

In August, United is adding a second daily flight from Washington, D.C. to London
July 28, 2021

CHICAGO, July 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- With today's announcement of England reopening to fully vaccinated travelers from the U.S. beginning Aug 2, United Airlines is making it easier for business and leisure customers to jet across the pond with the addition of flights to London. In August, United will have six daily flights between the U.S. and London, including a second daily flight from Washington, D.C. and increasing service from Houston to daily. United looks forward to resuming additional London service in the coming months as well as launching new nonstop service between Boston and London. Customers traveling to England must be fully vaccinated in the U.S. with vaccines that have been approved by the FDA and must take a test before departure as well as a PCR test within the first two days of arrival. Passengers vaccinated in the U.S. will also need to complete a passenger locator form prior to traveling to England and provide proof of U.S. residency.

United Releases Second-Quarter Financial Results; Expects Profitability* in the Third Quarter and Beyond

Airline projects positive adjusted pre-tax income(1) in second half of 2021
July 20, 2021

CHICAGO, July 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines (UAL) today announced second-quarter 2021 financial results. The company now expects positive adjusted pre-tax income¹ in the third and fourth quarters of 2021 as travel demand rebounds.

The company's second quarter performance largely exceeded original expectations as international long haul and business travel accelerated even faster than anticipated, together with continued yield improvement. Looking ahead, the company expects continued gains as more businesses return by end of summer and into 2022, with a full recovery in demand anticipated by 2023.

Electric Aircraft Set to Take Flight by 2026 Under New Agreements with United Airlines Ventures, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Mesa Airlines, Heart Aerospace

United Airlines signs agreement to acquire 100 of Heart Aerospace's ES-19 aircraft, a 19-seat electric airliner that has the potential to decarbonize regional air travel
July 13, 2021

CHICAGO, July 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines Ventures (UAV) announced today it, along with Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV) and Mesa Airlines, has invested in electric aircraft startup Heart Aerospace. Heart Aerospace is developing the ES-19, a 19-seat electric aircraft that has the potential to fly customers up to 250 miles before the end of this decade. In addition to UAV's investment, United Airlines has conditionally agreed to purchase 100 ES-19 aircraft, once the aircraft meet United's safety, business and operating requirements. Mesa Airlines, United's key strategic partner in bringing electric aircraft into commercial service, has also agreed to add 100 ES-19 aircraft to its fleet, subject to similar requirements.

United Adds Nearly 150 Flights to Warm-Weather Cities This Winter

United adds service to cities in Mexico, Caribbean and Central America plus warm U.S. destinations in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia and Nevada;
July 09, 2021

CHICAGO, July 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- As demand for travel continues to build, United Airlines is expecting the resurgence to continue for winter holiday travel and is planning ahead by increasing service to cities in the U.S., Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America. The airline will add nearly 150 flights to warm-weather destinations across the U.S and is increasing service to Latin beach and leisure markets by 30% compared to 2019. The airline will fly 137 more flights than it did in 2019 to places like Florida, California, Arizona, Georgia and Nevada starting this November through next March.

United to Hold Webcast of Second-Quarter 2021 Financial Results

July 07, 2021

CHICAGO, July 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines will hold a conference call to discuss second-quarter 2021 financial results on Wednesday, July 21 at 9:30 a.m. CT/10:30 a.m. ET. A live, listen-only webcast of the conference call will be available at ir.united.com. The company will issue its second-quarter financial results after market close on Tuesday, July 20.

United Unveils Campaign Featuring Team USA Olympic and Paralympic Athletes

"Time to Let Yourself Fly" campaign stars athletes Simone Biles, Kolohe Andino, Julie Ertz, Jessica Long and Oz Sanchez
July 07, 2021

CHICAGO, July 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, United, the official airline sponsor of Team USA, debuted its new advertising campaign featuring five of the world's most accomplished and decorated Olympic and Paralympic athletes. Driven by the tagline "Time to Let Yourself Fly," the campaign highlights Team USA's return to the Games and honors the feeling many Americans have as they consider returning to travel. Customers traveling with United this summer will experience touches of the Team USA collaboration through signage displayed throughout United terminals and limited-edition amenity kits and pajamas available on select flights.

United Adds 270 Boeing and Airbus Aircraft to Fleet, Largest Order in Airline's History and Biggest by a Single Carrier in a Decade

"United Next" includes addition of 200 Boeing 737 MAX and 70 Airbus A321neo as well as plans to retrofit 100% of remaining mainline, narrow-body fleet to transform the customer experience and create a new signature interior - a roughly 75% increase in premium seats per North American departure, larger overhead bins, seatback entertainment in every seat and industry's fastest available WiFi;
June 29, 2021

CHICAGO, June 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today announced the purchase of 270 new Boeing and Airbus aircraft - the largest combined order in the airline's history and the biggest by an individual carrier in the last decade. The 'United Next' plan will have a transformational effect on the customer experience and is expected to increase the total number of available seats per domestic departure by almost 30%, significantly lower carbon emissions per seat and create tens of thousands of quality, unionized jobs by 2026, all efforts that will have a positive, ripple effect across the broader U.S. economy.

United Airlines to Host 'United Next' Investor Event to Discuss Company Strategy

June 22, 2021

CHICAGO, June 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines will hold an investor event to provide an update on the Company's strategy. The event will take place on Tuesday, June 29 at 8:00 a.m. EDT and a live, listen-only webcast of the presentation will be available at ir.united.com.

United Advances Innovation Through Corporate Venture Capital Fund

United Airlines Ventures will invest in high-potential companies focused on sustainability, aerospace, and other innovative technologies
June 10, 2021

CHICAGO, June 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines launched a new, corporate venture fund today – United Airlines Ventures – that will allow the airline to continue investing in emerging companies that have the potential to influence the future of travel. The new fund will concentrate on sustainability concepts that will complement United's goal of net zero emissions by 2050 - without relying on traditional carbon offsets - as well as revolutionary aerospace developments and innovative technologies that are expected to create value for customers and United's operation.

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