United Airlines is launching new service from its hubs in Chicago, Denver and Los Angeles on December 17, adding Duluth in Minnesota, Asheville in North Carolina and Midland/Odessa in Texas to its network.
Through SkyWest Airlines, United Airlines will offer twice-daily United Express nonstop service between Chicago and Duluth; Chicago and Asheville; Denver and Midland/Odessa; and Los Angeles and El Paso, Texas. Once-daily United Express service by SkyWest will link Denver with Louisville, Kentucky. The Chicago-Asheville, Chicago-Duluth, Denver-Midland/Odessa and Denver-Louisville services will be the only nonstop flights in those markets, according to United.
SkyWest Airlines will operate all the flights with 50-seat Bombardier CRJ200 regional jets.
Separately, United started nonstop service on September 2 between Chicago and El Paso, Texas; Huntsville, Alabama; and Little Rock, Arkansas. Nonstop service between Chicago and London, Ontario begins on September 29.
United says its flights between Denver and Midland/Odessa and between Denver and Louisville will strengthen the airline’s network from the Mile High city, where United has been the largest carrier for more than 15 years. United now has more than 400 daily flights between Denver and more than 115 cities. United employs more than 4,500 people at Denver.
As the largest airline in Los Angeles, United operates more than 200 daily departures from Los Angeles International Airport. These include flights to Europe, Asia, Australia and Mexico. On August 18, United launched nonstop service between Los Angeles and Pittsburgh.