CHICAGO , Dec. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- United Airlines today announcedthat it will serve nine new east coast cities from its hub atWashington-Dulles International Airport. Service between Dulles and Bradford,Pa.; Jamestown, N.Y.; and Parkersburg, W.Va. will begin January 7 , and flightsto all nine cities are now open for sale.
United customers in Altoona, Pa.; Beckley, W.Va.; Clarksburg, W.Va.;Johnstown, Pa.; Morgantown, W.Va.; and Shenandoah Valley, Va. will haveservice to Washington-Dulles in early 2008.
"We are pleased to offer our east coast customers what they want -- moreair service with a convenient schedule and easy connections to cities acrossthe world," says Kevin Knight , United Airlines senior vice president --Planning.
"With today's announcement of direct service to Dulles, new and morereliable domestic and international travel options to our state are openingup," says Senator Jay Rockefeller , Chair of the Aviation Subcommittee ofSenate Commerce. "I commend Colgan and United for taking this step so thatWest Virginia businesses and families will have better air service options."
United Express will offer service through its regional partner Colgan Airwith a Saab SF-340 aircraft with 34 seats onboard.
United's hub in Washington gives customers one-stop service to 26international cities, including South America and Asia, and 84 cities acrossthe United States . Since last year, United has added daily service fromWashington to Beijing , Rome, Rio de Janeiro , and Tokyo .
Service to and from Washington is scheduled to begin on the followingdates:
United Airlines (Nasdaq: UAUA) operates more than 3,600* flights a day onUnited, United Express and Ted to more than 200 U.S. domestic andinternational destinations from its hubs in Los Angeles , San Francisco , Denver , Chicago and Washington, D.C. With key global air rights in theAsia-Pacific region, Europe and Latin America, United is one of the largestinternational carriers based in the United States . United also is a foundingmember of Star Alliance , which provides connections for our customers to 855destinations in 155 countries worldwide. United's 55,000 employees reside inevery U.S. state and in many countries around the world. News releases andother information about United can be found at the company's Web site atunited.com.
*Based on the flight schedule between Jan. 1, 2007 and Dec. 31, 2007 .
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