United Airlines Adds New High-Profile Routes

by William White | October 8, 2013 1:46 pm

United 3 United Airlines Adds New High Profile Routes[1]United Continental Holdings’ (UAL[2]) United Airlines will add new high-profile routes starting April 1, 2014[3].

The new routes will have twice daily flights between San Francisco and Atlanta and between Los Angeles and Minneapolis. The Atlanta flights will be completed with Boeing (BA[4]) 737-800 aircraft and will be operated by United Airlines. The Minneapolis flights will be completed with Bombardier (BDRBF[5]) CRJ700 aircraft and will be operated by SkyWest Airlines (SKYW[6]). All of the flights will feature United First, United Economy Plus and United Economy seating options. United Airlines will also add a new flight between San Francisco and Seattle on the same day these new routes start, reports Seeking Alpha.

United Airlines may be adding new routes to compete with rival[7] Delta Air Lines (DAL[8]), which has two of its biggest hubs in Atlanta and Minneapolis.

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/United-3.jpg
  2. UAL: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=UAL
  3. April 1, 2014: http://seekingalpha.com/news-article/7780182-united-airlines-announces-new-routes-from-san-francisco-and-los-angeles-hubs
  4. BA: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=BA
  5. BDRBF: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=BDRBF
  6. SKYW: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=SKYW
  7. to compete with rival: http://www.usatoday.com/story/todayinthesky/2013/10/07/retaliation-united-adds-flights-to-delta-hubs/2935925/
  8. DAL: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=DAL

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