BOEING 777 SERVICE VIA DUBAI INCREASES CUSTOMERS'
CHICAGO, April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --With the
departure today of flight 977, United Airlines (NYSE: UAL)
will launch daily service between its
Airport, and Doha, Qatar, via
The extension of the existing Dubaiservice to
Dohais the first of three new, previously
announced United services from Washington Dulles. The airline
will introduce nonstop service between
DullesManchester, U.K.tomorrow, and
between DullesDublin, Ireland, on
"We are delighted to add Dohato
United's global route network," said James
Mueller, United's vice president Atlantic &
Pacific Sales. "Our customers in both the U.S. and
Qatarwill benefit from increased travel
opportunities and options with this new service."
United operates the
Dohaservice with a Boeing 777 aircraft, which has a
total of 269 seats - eight in United Global First, 40 in
United BusinessFirst® and 221 in United Economy®, including
108 Economy Plus® seats with added legroom.
The schedule of the new daily service is as follows (all
Dohais the fourth city in the Gulf region United
serves. With nonstop or one-stop service also to
Washington/Dulles, United serves
more destinations in the Gulf region and Middle
Eastthan any other U.S. carrier.
Onboard Products and Services
United Global First offers customers a higher level of
privacy and comfort, priority airport services and personal
attention. Global First amenities include flat-bed seats,
featuring an Audio/Video on Demand entertainment system,
laptop power, USB ports, noise-reduction headsets, additional
storage compartments and a multi-course meal with
United BusinessFirst® offers superior business-class service
and amenities, including BusinessFirst® seats that recline
180 degrees on most aircraft, and features an Audio/Video on
Demand entertainment system, laptop power, USB ports and a
multi-course meal with complimentary wines.
United Economy® offers complimentary food, soft drinks,
juices, tea and coffee, as well as inflight entertainment.
Each seat features an adjustable headrest and personal
seat-back monitor delivering a multi-channel Audio/Video on
Demand inflight entertainment system.
United Economy Plus® offers extra legroom. Located near the
front of the Economy cabin, the seats give the added benefit
of a swifter exit from the plane upon arrival.
United Airlines and United Express operate an average of
5,605 flights a day to 374 airports on six continents from
our hubs in Chicago, Cleveland,
Denver, Guam, Houston,
Los Angeles, New
York/Newark, San Francisco,
TokyoWashington, D.C.In 2011,
United carried more traffic than any other airline in the
world, and operated more than two million flights carrying
142 million passengers. United is upgrading its cabins with
more flat-bed seats in first and business class and more
extra-legroom economy-class seating than any other airline in
North America. United operates nearly 700
mainline aircraft and has orders for more than 125 new
aircraft deliveries from 2012 through 2019, including 50
Boeing 787 Dreamliners and 25 Airbus A350XWBs. United was
rated the world's most admired airline on FORTUNE
magazine's 2012 airline-industry list of the World's
Most Admired Companies. Readers of Global Traveler magazine
have voted United's MileagePlus program the best frequent
flyer program for eight consecutive years. United is a
founding member of Star Alliance, which provides
service to 190 countries via 25 member airlines. More than
85,000 United employees reside in every U.S. state and in
countries around the world. For more information, visit united.com. The common
stock of United's parent, United Continental Holdings,
Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol UAL.
SOURCE United Continental Holdings, Inc.