United Airlines boosts United States west coast flights
United Airlines will improve the frequency of its flights from London/Heathrow to each its San Francisco and Los Angeles hubs.
For winter 2016-17, the airline will function a second each day Heathrow-San Francisco nonstop service, efficient October thirtieth, 2016.
For summer time 2017, United will add a second each day Heathrow-Los Angeles flight, efficient April fifth, 2017.
The further San Francisco flight, UA900, will depart Heathrow each day at 11:40, arriving in San Francisco at 15:40 the identical day.
The return flight, UA901, will depart San Francisco each day at 16:15, arriving at London/Heathrow at 09:40 the next day.
The flights can be operated by Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner plane that includes a complete of 219 seats – 36 flat-bed seats in BusinessFirst and 183 in Economy, together with 70 Economy Plus seats with added legroom and elevated private area.
Flight occasions can be 11 hours westbound and ten hours 25 minutes eastbound.
With the addition of this second-daily service within the winter, United will function twice each day between Heathrow and San Francisco on a year-round foundation.
The further Los Angeles service, UA61, will depart Heathrow each day at 11:40, arriving at Los Angeles at 05:20 the identical day.
The return flight, UA60, will depart Los Angeles each day at 15:10, arriving at London/Heathrow at 09:40 the next day.
The flights can be operated by Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner plane, that includes a complete of 252 seats – 48 flat-bed seats in BusinessFirst and 204 in Economy, together with 88 Economy Plus seats.
Flight occasions can be 11 hours ten minutes westbound and ten hours half-hour eastbound.
“These additional flights demonstrate the success of our services from Heathrow to the US West Coast,” mentioned Bob Schumacher, United managing director gross sales – UK and Ireland.
“They will provide our UK customers with more travel options to the Bay Area and LA, as well as an extensive range of connections from our hubs at both San Francisco International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport to destinations across the US and beyond.”
At the identical time because it will increase San Francisco service, United will cut back the variety of each day continuous flights it operates from Heathrow to Houston from three to 2, efficient October thirtieth, 2016.
Both Houston companies can be operated by Boeing 777-200 plane, a rise in plane measurement from the present schedule operated with 767-300s and 787s.