CHICAGO, March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines ( NYSE: UAL) today announced it will launch daily nonstop service between its San Francisco hub and Reagan Washington National Airport, effective May 14, 2012. Westbound service from Reagan Washington National to San Francisco will begin May 15.
With the addition of the new flight, United will serve San Francisco 13 times a day from the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, including United's hub at Dulles International Airport. This is United's first flight from Reagan Washington National Airport to San Francisco.
"We look forward to offering this new service between Reagan National and San Francisco, which will further complement United's extensive service between these two great American cities and provide more options for our customers," said Jim Ferea, United's managing director of domestic planning.
The new flight gives United's West Coast customers greater access to Reagan Washington National Airport. United already offers more flights to more destinations from the Washington area than any other airline with more than 330 daily departures to 110 destinations. The Washington-San Francisco service will offer convenient connections for Washington travelers through United's largest Pacific hub to destinations throughout the western U.S., Hawaii, Japan, China and Australia. At San Francisco, United offers service to 65 more destinations than any other airline.
The new flight will depart San Francisco daily at 1:00 p.m. and arrive at Reagan Washington National at 9:17 p.m. The westbound flight will depart Reagan Washington National daily at 8:00 a.m. and arrive in San Francisco at 11:05 a.m.
United will initially operate the new service with Boeing 737-700 aircraft, with a total of 124 seats—12 in United First and 112 in United Economy.
The flight is now available for sale.
United Airlines and United Express operate an average of 5,656 flights a day to 376 airports on six continents from our hubs in Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Guam, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. In 2011, United carried more traffic than any other airline in the world, and operated more than two million flights carrying 142 million passengers. United is upgrading its cabins with more flat-bed seats in first and business class and more extra-legroom economy-class seating than any other airline in North America. United operates nearly 700 mainline aircraft and has orders for more than 125 new aircraft deliveries from 2012 through 2019, including 50 Boeing 787 Dreamliners and 25 Airbus A350XWBs. United was rated the world's most admired airline on FORTUNE magazine's 2012 airline-industry list of the World's Most Admired Companies. Readers of Global Traveler magazine have voted United's MileagePlus program the best frequent flyer program for eight consecutive years. United is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 189 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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