United outlines network expansion plans
US carrier United Airlines is to expand its network with the addition of several new international and domestic routes.
On 9 April next year, the carrier will begin daily year-round B777 services from its hub at San Francisco International airport to Taipei’s Taiwan Taoyuan International airport.
Two days later, flights will commence from San Francisco to Paris Charles de Gaulle airport. United will operate B767-300 equipment on the daily year-round services.
Closer to home, the airline intends to launch daily United Express flights between Chicago O’Hare International airport and Monterrey in Mexico from 19 December this year; daily B737-800 services between Washington/Dulles and San Salvador International airport from the same date; United Express services from Los Angeles to Kelowna, also from 19 December; and daily United Express links from Chicago to Thunder Bay north of the border in Canada from 14 February 2013.
All of the new flights remain subject to government approval.
» At 210.4 million cargo revenue ton-miles, United Continental’s June traffic was down by 2.3 percent year-on-year.