United Airlines Announces Daily Flights between Chicago and San Juan, Puerto
CHICAGO, May 10, 2013
CHICAGO, May 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --United Airlines announced today that it
will begin daily flights from its hub at Chicago's O'Hare International
Airport to the Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in San Juan, Puerto
Rico, on Nov. 5, 2013.
The flight will depart Chicago at 8:20 a.m., arriving in San Juan at 2:57
p.m. The return flight will depart San Juan at 3:55 p.m. and arrive in
Chicago at 7:13 p.m. The route will be operated with Boeing 737-900 aircraft
with seating for 20 in United First, 51 in Economy Plus and 96 in Economy.
The airline also announced that it will add a second daily flight for the
holiday season from Dec. 4 – Jan. 5.
"San Juan has been one of United's most popular Caribbean destinations for
more than two decades. We are very pleased to increase travel options for
business travelers, vacationers and families between Chicago and San Juan,"
said Millie Uriarte, Director, Latin America Onshore & Caribbean Sales, United
Airlines. "United is committed to serving the Chicago market and Latin America
and the Caribbean. With the addition of Chicago flights, United will offer
nonstop service between Puerto Rico and five of our hubs."
Founded by Spanish colonists in 1521, San Juan is a city of contrasts: from
cobblestone streets and colonial architecture in Old San Juan and the famous
Morro Fort, to major hotel chains, restaurants and world-class shopping
centers. San Juan is an important seaport, and the island's manufacturing,
financial, cultural, and tourism center.
United Airlines and United Express operate an average of 5,446 flights a day
to more than 370 airports across six continents. In 2012, United and United
Express carried more passenger traffic than any other airline in the world and
operated nearly two million flights carrying 140 million customers. United is
investing in upgrading its onboard products and now offers more flat-bed seats
in its premium cabins and more extra-legroom economy-class seating than any
airline in North America. In 2013, United became the first U.S.-based
international carrier to offer satellite-based Wi-Fi on long-haul overseas
routes. The airline also features DIRECTV® on 200 aircraft, offering customers
more live television access than any other airline in the world. United
operates nearly 700 mainline aircraft and has made large-scale investments in
its fleet. In 2013, United will continue to modernize its fleet by taking
delivery of more than two dozen new Boeing aircraft. The company expanded its
industry-leading global route network in 2012, launching nine new
international and 18 new domestic routes. Business Traveler magazine awarded
United Best Airline for North American Travel for 2012, and readers of Global
Traveler magazine have voted United's MileagePlus program the best frequent
flyer program for nine consecutive years. United is a founding member of Star
Alliance, which provides service to 194 countries via 27 member airlines. More
than 85,000 United employees reside in every U.S. state and in countries
around the world.For more information, visit united.com or follow United on
Twitter and Facebook. The common stock of United's parent, United Continental
Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol UAL.
SOURCE United Airlines
Contact: United Airlines Worldwide Media Relations, +1-872-825-8640,
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