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.
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