CHICAGO, Nov. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines, the U.S. airline with the most comprehensive global route network, today announced new trans-Atlantic summer-season service between New York and Venice, Italy, along with new service between Chicago and Dublin, both subject to government approval.
In addition, the airline will offer a second daily nonstop flight between Washington Dulles and Paris for the summer season.
"We're pleased to further strengthen United's trans-Atlantic route network with these new flights to three top destinations in Europe," said Brian Znotins, United's vice president of network. "The new service to Venice, Dublin and Paris complements United's existing service to Italy, Ireland and France, and offers our customers even more options and convenience for summer travel."
New York to Venice
Flight 170 will depart United's New York hub at Newark Liberty International Airport daily at 6:45 p.m., arriving in Venice at 9:05 a.m. the following day (all times local). On the return, flight 169 will depart Venice Marco Polo Airport daily at 10:55 a.m., arriving at New York/Newark at 2:25 p.m. the same day. Flight times will be eight hours 20 minutes eastbound and nine hours 30 minutes westbound.
The flights will operate with Boeing 767-400ER aircraft with a total of 242 seats – 39 flat-bed seats in United BusinessFirst and 203 in United Economy, including 70 Economy Plus seats with added legroom and increased personal space.
United has served Italy since 1992. The airline currently operates nonstop flights from New York/Newark to Milan and, on a seasonal basis, New York/Newark and Washington Dulles to Rome.
The new Venice flights will operate seasonally from June 4, 2015, through Sept. 23, 2015.
Chicago to Dublin
Flight 152 will depart United's Chicago hub at O'Hare International Airport daily at 6:05 p.m., arriving in Dublin at 7:35 a.m. the following day (all times local). On the return, flight 153 will depart Dublin Airport daily at 9:50 a.m., arriving in Chicago at 12:15 p.m. the same day. Flight times will be seven hours 30 minutes eastbound and eight hours 25 minutes westbound.
The flights will operate using Boeing 757-200 aircraft with a total of 169 seats – 16 flat-bed seats in United BusinessFirst and 153 in United Economy, including 45 Economy Plus seats.
Chicago O'Hare will be the third United hub with nonstop service to Dublin, after New York/Newark and Washington Dulles.
The Chicago-Dublin service will operate seasonally from June 4, 2015 through Aug. 17, 2015.
Washington to Paris
Flight 140 will depart United's hub at Washington Dulles International Airport daily at 10:10 p.m., arriving at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris at 12:20 p.m. the following day (all times local). The return flight 141 will depart Paris daily at 4:30 p.m., arriving at Washington Dulles at 7:30 p.m. the same day. Flight times will be eight hours 10 minutes eastbound and nine hours westbound.
United will operate the flights with Boeing 757-200 aircraft with a total of 169 seats – 16 flat-bed seats in United BusinessFirst and 153 in United Economy, including 45 Economy Plus seats.
United's current service between Washington and Paris departs Washington Dulles daily at 5:20 p.m., arriving at Charles de Gaulle Airport at 6:55 a.m. the following day (all times local). The return flight, 914, departs Paris daily at 11:55 a.m., arriving at Washington Dulles at 3 p.m. the same day. The current flights operate with 214-seat Boeing 767-300 aircraft.
United has served France since 1987. The airline operates nonstop flights to Paris from its Chicago, New York/Newark and San Francisco hubs, in addition to the Washington Dulles service.
The second Washington-Paris frequency will operate seasonally from June 4, 2015 through Aug. 17, 2015.
United Airlines and United Express operate an average of 5,100 flights a day to 374 airports across six continents. In 2013, United and United Express operated nearly two million flights carrying 139 million customers. With U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., United operates more than 700 mainline aircraft. This year, the airline is taking delivery of 35 new Boeing aircraft, including the 787-9 as the North American launch customer, and is welcoming 32 new Embraer 175 aircraft to United Express. The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 192 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, 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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