United Expands Service in New York and Washington D.C.

United Airlines Editorial

United Airlines (UAL) has announced it is expanding its schedule at its East Coast hubs in New York/Newark and Washington-Dulles. The network adjustments build on United's route network at New York/Newark where the airline serves more destinations than any other carrier from the New York City metro area. Additionally, the changes to its Washington-Dulles schedule will offer more customers access to the nation's capital and connections to flights throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and the Caribbean.  

Beginning in October, United will add new destinations, additional frequencies and larger two-cabin aircraft. The schedule adjustments are designed to offer more nonstop flights to destinations popular with New York area customers while reallocating largely connecting passenger flights on short-haul routes to United's hub at Washington-Dulles. United will transition service between New York/Newark and Chattanooga, Tennessee; Ithaca, New York, and Scranton, Pennsylvania to Washington-Dulles.

New York/Newark (EWR)

United is increasing nonstop service between New York/Newark and 15 destinations, beginning October 4, 2018.

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  • Burlington, Vermont (BTV), Increase to: 6 flights daily, Aircraft: Embraer E175
  • Charleston, South Carolina (CHS), Increase to: 5 flights daily, Aircraft: Embraer 145
  • Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (FLL), Increase to: 6 flights daily, Aircraft: Boeing 737-800
  • Fort Myers, Florida (RSW), Increase to: 3 flights daily, Aircraft: Boeing 737-800
  • Greensboro, North Carolina (GSO), Increase to: 5 flights daily, Aircraft: Embraer 145
  • Memphis (MEM), Increase to: 4 flights daily, Aircraft: Embraer 145
  • Nashville (BNA), Increase to: 7 flights daily, Aircraft: Embraer 145
  • New Orleans (MSY), Increase to: 4 flights daily, Aircraft: Boeing 737-900
  • Norfolk, Virginia (ORF), Increase to: 6 flights daily, Aircraft: Embraer 145
  • Orlando (MCO), Increase to: 9 flights daily, Aircraft: Boeing 737-900
  • Phoenix (PHX), Increase to: 3 flights daily, Aircraft: Boeing 737-900
  • Pittsburgh (PIT), Increase to: 9 flights daily, Aircraft: Embraer E175
  • San Antonio (SAT), Increase to: 2 flights daily, Aircraft: Embraer E175
  • Sarasota, Florida (SRQ), Increase to: 2 flights daily, Aircraft:  Airbus 319
  • West Palm Beach (PBI), Increase to: 5 flights daily, Aircraft: Boeing 737-800

New Services to Palm Springs, Key West

United will begin nonstop seasonal mainline service beginning December 19 through March 30, 2019, between New York/Newark and Palm Springs, California and increase regional jet service between New York/Newark and Key West from seasonal to year-round effective October 4, 2018.

Washington-Dulles (IAD)

"As we set out to build this schedule for our customers, we considered Washington-Dulles' more optimal schedule offering for connecting flights and conducted an in-depth analysis of some of the short-haul flights scheduled from our Newark hub," said Ankit Gupta, United's Vice President of Domestic Network. "We determined that by shifting certain regional flights from Newark to Dulles, our customers will have more schedule flexibility and better options for connections on regional routes."

  • Chattanooga (CHA), Frequency: 2 flights daily, Aircraft: CRJ-200
  • Ithaca (ITH), Frequency: 2 flights daily, Aircraft: CRJ-200
  • Scranton (AVP), Frequency: 2 flights daily, Aircraft: CRJ-200

For more, visit www.united.com.

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