United Airlines is beginning daily seasonal service between Chicago and Italy’s capital Rome on May 1, 2010.
The daily flight will operate through the peak summer travel season, ending on August 31, 2010.
United will also continue to offer daily nonstop service between Rome’s Leonardo Da Vinci International Airport (FCO) and Washington Dulles International Airport, the airline’s principal gateway to Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
“Our new service to Rome from Chicago O’Hare adds even more convenience for customers looking to travel to Italy during the summer months,” says Greg Kaldahl, vice president of resource planning for United Airlines. “Along with our Washington service, customers will have additional options to consider when making their summer travel plans.”
United will operate its service between Chicago O’Hare International (ORD) and Leonardo Da Vinci (also known as Fiumicino) with Boeing 767-300ERs. Flight UA904 is timed to depart ORD at 6:25 p.m. and to reach FCO at 10:40 a.m. the following day. The return flight, UA905 is scheduled to leave FCO at 12:30 p.m. to arrive back at ORD at 4:05 p.m.
Customers seated in United First and United Business cabins aboard all transoceanic Boeing 767 flights receive United’s International Premier Travel Experience, which includes lie-flat seats, iPod connectivity, more than 150 hours of movies and television shows on-demand, and a selection of appetizers and entrees designed by chef Charlie Trotter.