United Airlines is planning to launch non-stop service on several new international and domestic routes from the spring of 2013, including new flights to Latin America from Chicago and Washington, D.C.
The carrier is also planning to launch new services to Canada from Denver, Newark and Washington, D.C., as well as additional domestic routes from Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.
United Airlines and its regional partners will operate these new routes with a mix of mainline and regional aircraft.
Subject to government approval, United will begin weekly year-round service on April 13 between its hub at Washington Dulles International Airport and both Guatemala City in Guatemala, and San Jose in Costa Rica.
On April 13, United will also begin weekly year-round service between Chicago O’Hare International Airport and San Jose, subject to government approval.
The carrier will operate all of these flights with Boeing 737-800 aircraft seating 16 in United Business, 48 in Economy Plus and 90 in United Economy class.
These new flights will complement United’s existing service to Guatemala City and San Jose from the airline’s hubs at Newark Liberty International Airport and Houston Bush Intercontinental Airport.
On May 1, United will launch new flights between Newark Liberty International Airport and Edmonton, the capital of the Province of Alberta in Canada. The airline will operate the flights six times weekly, using Airbus A319 aircraft configured with eight seats in United First, 40 in Economy Plus and 72 in United Economy.
The airline also serves Edmonton from its hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, and San Francisco.
New service between Washington Dulles International Airport and Vancouver in British Columbia will begin on June 8, using Boeing 737-800 jets. The seasonal flights will operate on Saturdays and Sundays through August 25, 2013.
United serves Vancouver year-round from Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles and San Francisco, and seasonally from Newark.
On June 6, United will start service between Denver and Fort McMurray in Alberta, as the only non-stop service offered from Fort McMurray to the United States.
United Express franchisee SkyWest Airlines will operate the daily service using 66-seat Bombardier CRJ700 regional jets, each featuring six seats in United Business, 28 seats in Economy Plus and 32 seats in United Economy.
Fort McMurray will be United’s 18th destination in Canada. United says it offers more flights to more destinations in Canada than any other U.S. airline.
United will also add new domestic routes from four of its hubs. From Chicago O’Hare, daily flights to Fairbanks, Alaska begin on June 6, with Boeing 737-800 equipment. Chicago is the second United hub with service to Fairbanks, following the addition of flights from Denver earlier this year.
On May 1, United will launch twice-daily United Express service between Denver and Santa Fe, New Mexico. ExpressJet will operate the flights using 50-seat Embraer ERJ-145 regional jets.
New United Express service between Los Angeles International Airport and Wichita, Kansas will begin on May 1. SkyWest Airlines will operate the daily flights using 66-seat Bombardier CRJ700 regional jets. These flights are in addition to United’s existing service to Wichita from Chicago, Denver and Houston.
Also on May 1, United will add daily United Express service between Washington Dulles International Airport and Grand Rapids, Michigan. ExpressJet will operate the flights with 50-seat Embraer ERJ-145 regional jets.
United currently serves Grand Rapids from its hubs in Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Houston and Newark.