United Begins Daily Nonstop Service Between New York/Newark and Buenos Aires

Apr 04, 2012, 10:33 ET from United Continental Holdings, Inc.

CHICAGO, April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines will begin daily nonstop service between its hub at Newark Liberty International Airport and Buenos Aires, Argentina's, Ministro Pistarini International Airport on April 6. 

This is United's first service from Newark Liberty to Buenos Aires. The airline also offers daily nonstop flights between Houston and Buenos Aires.   

"The New York/Newark-Buenos Aires route gives East Coast travelers direct connections between two of the major business and tourism destinations in the Americas," said John Slater, United's vice president – sales for the Americas.

The new flight, UA847, will depart New York/Newark at 9:50 p.m., arriving in Buenos Aires at 9:35 a.m. the next day.  The return flight, UA846, will depart Buenos Aires daily at 8:10 p.m., arriving in New York/Newark at 6:13 a.m. the next day.  The flights will be operated with Boeing 767-300 aircraft with a total of 183 seats – six in United Global First, 26 in United BusinessFirst and 151 in United Economy, including 71 Economy Plus seats with added legroom and increased personal space. 

Customers in United Global First and United BusinessFirst may enjoy more than 150 hours of on-demand entertainment on 15.4-inch/39cm personal monitors, connect their iPods via dedicated outlets, relax on flat-bed seats and savor world-class cuisine with United's exclusive menu options.

The new service replaces United's nonstop service between Washington and Buenos Aires. From its Newark Liberty hub, United offers an extensive network of flights to more than 200 destinations throughout the Americas, of which more than 100 are served nonstop.  No other airline serves as many nonstop destinations or offers as many seats from the New York area as United.

About United

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 26 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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