Jul. 4--DURHAM -- United Airlines will resume handling all its aircraft operations at Raleigh-Durham International Airport this September. All United and United Express flights will operate from Terminal C.
In April, United began service to Denver using the Boeing 737-300. The flight signaled the re-emergence of United mainline service to the Research Triangle Park area.
United's return follows an October 2001 decision under which the airline formed a partnership with a regional carrier to provide United Express service to Chicago and Washington D.C.
Today, United offers 12 daily departures to Chicago, Washington Dulles and Denver using a mix of mainline and regional aircraft.
"United's return to RDU illustrates the airline's continued confidence in our community and the strong traveling market it is home to," said Teresa Damiano, the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority's director of marketing. "Mainline service also directly benefits passengers by offering more seats and therefore more travel choices ."
Last spring, the airline replaced some of its regional jet service to Chicago O'Hare and Washington's Dulles airport with mainline service using Boeing 737s.
Today, United offers four United Express flights to Chicago and two United mainline flights daily. To Washington, the airline offers two mainline flights and three regional jet flights each day.
To see more of The Herald-Sun, or to subscribe to the newspaper, go to http://www.herald-sun.com. Copyright (c) 2007, The Herald-Sun, Durham, N.C. Distributed by McClatchy-Tribune Information Services. For reprints, email email@example.com, call 800-374-7985 or 847-635-6550, send a fax to 847-635-6968, or write to The Permissions Group Inc., 1247 Milwaukee Ave., Suite 303, Glenview, IL 60025, USA.
News stories provided by third parties are not edited by "Site Publication" staff. For suggestions and comments, please click the Contact link at the bottom of this page.
United rebuilding RDU service; The airline will re-establish local offices in September, a move that is likely to bring jobs
Nearly six years ago, United Airlines ended a 54-year-old relationship by yanking its big jetliners from Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Now the affair is back on. This year, the...
Aug. 25--The concrete has been poured, the steel beams are up, and the Douglas fir trusses have been raised. At Raleigh-Durham International Airport's Terminal C, under construction since...
The airline now has three nonstop flights a day from Midway to Denver, Ted's base, and two daily nonstops to Washington Dulles.
Sep. 16--CHAPEL HILL -- It's been more than three months since doctors associated with the N.C. Area Health Education Centers testified before the state Legislature about the importance of the...