United Airlines will operate its seasonal Chicago-Rome service five times a week from May 16 through June 3, daily from June 4 to August...

Subject to receiving the necessary government approval, United Airlines will launch summer-season service between Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Rome on May 16.

United Airlines will operate its seasonal Chicago-Rome service five times a week from May 16 through June 3, daily from June 4 to August 17, and six times a week from August 18 through September 23.


A Continental Airlines-legacy Boeing 777-200ER of United Airlines decelerates upon landing at Frankfurt Airport, using its thrust reversers

A Continental Airlines-legacy Boeing 777-200ER of United Airlines decelerates upon landing at Frankfurt Airport, using its thrust reversers

 

The airline’s schedule for the Chicago-Rome seasonal service calls for its flight UA970 to depart Chicago O’Hare International Airport (IATA code ORD) at 6:00 p.m. from May 16, landing at Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci International Airport (FCO) at 10:30 a.m. the following day, local time.

In the other direction, flight UA971 is timed to leave FCO at 12:45 p.m. and to reach ORD at 4:20 p.m. local time.

United’s block times on the route will be nine hours 30 minutes eastbound and 10 hours 35 minutes westbound.

The carrier will operate the flights with Boeing 777-200ER widebodies, each fitted with 269 seats – eight flat-bed seats in United Global First, 40 flat-bed seats in United BusinessFirst and 221 seats in United Economy, including 104 Economy Plus extra-legroom seats.

This United Airlines Boeing 777-200ER was delivered to United in August 2001, long before its merger with Continental Airlines. The aircraft is photographed at Singapore Changi International Airport

This United Airlines Boeing 777-200ER was delivered to United in August 2001, long before its merger with Continental Airlines. The aircraft is photographed at Singapore Changi International Airport

 

United recently announced it will also operate seasonal service between Newark Liberty International Airport and Venice Marco Polo Airport from June 4 to September 23.

According to United, the new Rome and Venice flights will complement the airline’s existing service to Milan from Newark and its seasonal service to Rome from both Newark and Washington Dulles. United has served Italy since 1997.

The airline also previously it would operate summer-season service in 2015 between Newark and Newcastle in England; and between Chicago and Dublin.

United will also add a second daily flight between Washington Dulles and Paris Charles de Gaulle for summer 2015.

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