MIAMI — United Airlines (UAL) has announced new flights to 10 cities in California, Florida, Montana, New York, North Carolina, Oregon and Texas from five of the airline U.S. hubs.
— United (@united) November 21, 2017
These new routes are expected to be launched in April 2018.
Grant Whitney, United’s Vice President of Domestic Network Planning, said the “new daily services connect customers to important business markets” as well as the “new seasonal summer routes provide more customers with convenient access to enjoy our National Parks.”
The full list of new routes includes:
|Chicago (ORD)||El Paso (ELP)||2 flights daily||April 9||E170|
|Chicago (ORD)||Wilmington (ILM)||2 flights daily||April 9||ERJ|
|Denver (DEN)||Jacksonville (JAX)||1 flight daily||April 9||E175|
|Los Angeles (LAX)||Redmond (RDM)||2 flights daily||April 9||CRJ|
|Los Angeles (LAX)||Medford (MFR)||2 flights daily||April 9||CRJ|
|New York/Newark (EWR)||Elmira (ELM)||2 flights daily||April 9||ERJ|
|Washington-Dulles (IAD)||Wilmington (ILM)||2 flights daily||April 9||ERJ|
Wilmington International Airport Deputy Director Gary Broughton said they are “ecstatic” with the new route. “For years we’ve been trying to get another airline in here and now to get nonstop service to two destinations is just fantastic,” he remarked.
According to the carrier, in addition to the new services, UAL will “optimize its O’Hare International Airport (ORD) schedule” to provide shorter connection times and more options for customers connecting through Chicago, beginning in February 2018
In New York’s issue, UAL decision to add flights to the regional airport was taker two years after the carrier dropped its service from Elmira Corning to ORD in April 2016 after American Airlines left the airfield. Yet, United will instead be flying to its hub in Newark.
Tom Santulli, the Top Executive of the local Chemung County, said: “We promised the community this when we lost American, and when we lost Philadelphia, that we were going to come with another hub, and I believe that the hub we have now with Newark is about as good as it gets.”
The seasonal daily service from Chicago and Los Angeles are expected to start in June:
|Chicago (ORD)||Fresno (FAT)||Daily||June 8||CRJ|
|Los Angeles (LAX)||Kalispell (FCA)||Daily||July 7||CRJ|
|Los Angeles (LAX)||Missoula (MSO)||Daily||June 7||CRJ|
“We continue to focus on making United the first choice for customers when planning their domestic and international travel,” Whitney remarked.