-- Airline to add Venice, Italy, to its global network with service from New York
-- Chicago gets new service to Dublin
-- Washington travelers get second nonstop option to Paris
United Airlines, the U.S. airline with the most comprehensive global route network, today announced new trans-Atlantic summer-season service between New York and Venice, Italy, along with new service between Chicago and Dublin, both subject to government approval.
In addition, the airline will offer a second daily nonstop flight between Washington Dulles and Paris for the summer season.
"We're pleased to further strengthen United's trans-Atlantic route network with these new flights to three top destinations in Europe," said Brian Znotins, United's vice president of network. "The new service to Venice, Dublin and Paris complements United's existing service to Italy, Ireland and France, and offers our customers even more options and convenience for summer travel."
New York to Venice
Flight 170 will depart United's New York hub at Newark Liberty International Airport daily at 6:45 p.m., arriving in Venice at 9:05 a.m. the following day (all times local). On the return, flight 169 will depart Venice Marco Polo Airport daily at 10:55 a.m., arriving at New York/Newark at 2:25 p.m. the same day. Flight times will be eight hours 20 minutes eastbound and nine hours 30 minutes westbound.
The flights will operate with Boeing 767-400ER aircraft with a total of 242 seats – 39 flat-bed seats in United BusinessFirst and 203 in United Economy, including 70 Economy Plus seats with added legroom and increased personal space.
United has served Italy since 1992. The airline currently operates nonstop flights from New York/Newark to Milan and, on a seasonal basis, New York/Newark and Washington Dulles to Rome.
The new Venice flights will operate seasonally from June 4, 2015, through Sept. 23, 2015.
Chicago to Dublin
Flight 152 will depart United's Chicago hub at O'Hare International Airport daily at 6:05 p.m., arriving in Dublin at 7:35 a.m. the following day (all times local). On the return, flight 153 will depart Dublin Airport daily at 9:50 a.m., arriving in Chicago at 12:15 p.m. the same day. Flight times will be seven hours 30 minutes eastbound and eight hours 25 minutes westbound.
The flights will operate using Boeing 757-200 aircraft with a total of 169 seats – 16 flat-bed seats in United BusinessFirst and 153 in United Economy, including 45 Economy Plus seats.
Chicago O'Hare will be the third United hub with nonstop service to Dublin, after New York/Newark and Washington Dulles.
The Chicago-Dublin service will operate seasonally from June 4, 2015 through Aug. 17, 2015.
Washington to Paris
United will operate the flights with Boeing 757-200 aircraft with a total of 169 seats – 16 flat-bed seats in United BusinessFirst and 153 in United Economy, including 45 Economy Plus seats.
United's current service between Washington and Paris departs Washington Dulles daily at 5:20 p.m., arriving at Charles de Gaulle Airport at 6:55 a.m. the following day (all times local). The return flight, 914, departs Paris daily at 11:55 a.m., arriving at Washington Dulles at 3 p.m. the same day. The current flights operate with 214-seat Boeing 767-300 aircraft.
United has served France since 1987. The airline operates nonstop flights to Paris from its Chicago, New York/Newark and San Francisco hubs, in addition to the Washington Dulles service.
The second Washington-Paris frequency will operate seasonally from June 4, 2015 through Aug. 17, 2015.