CHICAGO, Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines will launch summer-season service from its New York hub at Newark Liberty International Airport to Anchorage, Alaska, and Traverse City, Mich. The new flights will offer the only nonstop service between the New York area and Anchorage, and the only nonstop service between Newark Liberty and Traverse City.
United will operate the Anchorage service on Saturdays from July 6, 2013 through Aug. 31, 2013, using Boeing 757 aircraft. United Express service to Traverse City will operate on weekends from July 5, 2013 through Aug. 25, 2013, with 50-seat regional jet aircraft flown by ExpressJet.
"United is pleased to add service to Anchorage and Traverse City from the Newark Liberty hub, which already has the broadest network of nonstop flights of any carrier from New York and New Jersey," said Mike Brzostowski, United's regional sales director, New York and New Jersey. "These flights expand summer travel options even further."
The new flights are available for sale at united.com and through other distribution systems.
About United in New York/Newark
United is the New York area's largest airline, with more flights to more cities around the world from Newark Liberty, John F. Kennedy International and LaGuardia airports than any other airline. At Newark Liberty, the airline offers more than 400 daily flights to destinations throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. United also offers frequent daily service from Newark Liberty, Kennedy and LaGuardia to top business travel markets including Chicago, Houston, Boston, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
In addition, its location and on-airport rail links make Newark Liberty the most convenient major airport for travelers originating in north and central New Jersey, New York City and southern New York State.
Last month, United broke ground on a new widebody maintenance hangar at Liberty.
United Airlines and United Express operate an average of 5,472 flights a day to 381 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 nearly 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