United Airlines Launches Daily Nonstop Flights between Chicago and San Juan,
CHICAGO, Nov. 4, 2013
CHICAGO, Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --United Airlines tomorrow will begin
daily nonstop flights from its hub at Chicago O'Hare International Airport to
Luis Munoz Marín International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Flight UA1688 will depart Chicago at 8:27 a.m. daily, arriving in San Juan at
3:05 p.m. The return flight, UA 1718, will depart San Juan at 3:55 p.m. and
arrive in Chicago at 7:19 p.m. The service will be operated with Boeing
737-900 aircraft, with seating for 20 in United First, 51 in Economy Plus and
96 in Economy.
United will begin additional seasonal nonstop service between Chicago and San
Juan on Dec. 4, 2013. Flight UA1448 will depart Chicago O'Hare at 4:10 p.m.
daily, arriving in San Juan at 10:48 p.m. The return flight, UA 1405, will
depart San Juan at 7:05 a.m., arriving in Chicago at 10:29 a.m. The seasonal
service will operate until Jan. 6, 2014.
"San Juan continues to be a popular United destination, and we're very pleased
to add these flights to increase travel options for customers in the Chicago
market," said Millie Uriarte, United's Director, Latin America Onshore &
With the addition of the Chicago flights, United will offer nonstop service
between Puerto Rico and five of its hubs. The airline already serves Puerto
Rico nonstop from Cleveland, Houston, New York/Newark and Washington,
United Airlines and United Express operate an average of more than 5,300
flights a day to more than 360 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 more
than 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 continues to
modernize its fleet by taking delivery of more than two dozen new Boeing
aircraft. The company will have launched 14 new international and 19 new
domestic routes, including the addition of seven new cities to its network, by
the end of 2013. 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. According to the 4th annual Switchfly Reward Seat
Availability Survey published by IdeaWorksCompany in May 2013, United has the
most saver-style award-seat availability among the largest U.S. global
airlines. Air Transport World named United as the Eco-Aviation Airline of the
Year Gold Winner in 2013. United is a founding member of Star Alliance, which
provides service to 195 countries via 28 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, +1-312-997-8640,
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