CHICAGO, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- United Airlines is offering travelers new opportunities to experience the beauty of Rome when the airline begins daily seasonal service between Chicago and the Italian capital on May 1, 2010.
The once-daily flight will operate through the peak summer travel season, ending on Aug. 31, 2010.
Service between Rome and Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, United's largest hub, will offer convenient new options for customers throughout the western United States, Canada and the Midwest. United will continue to offer once-daily nonstop service between Rome and Washington Dulles, 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. "Along with our Washington service, customers will have additional options to consider when making their summer travel plans."
"We are delighted that our hometown airline is expanding service between two world-class cities," said Mayor Richard M. Daley. "This service further strengthens Chicago O'Hare's position as one of the major global gateways in the United States."
Service between Chicago and Rome will be operated with Boeing 767 aircraft on the following schedule:
Schedule Depart Arrive Start Date -------- ------ ------ ---------- United 904 Chicago to Rome 6:25 p.m. 10:40 a.m.* May 1, 2010 United 905 Rome to Chicago 12:30 p.m. 4:05 p.m. May 2, 2010 * indicates next day arrival Schedules subject to change.
Customers seated in United First and United Business cabins aboard all transoceanic B767 flights enjoy 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 world-renowned chef Charlie Trotter.
United Airlines (Nasdaq: UAUA) operates approximately 3,300* flights a day on United and United Express to more than 200 U.S. domestic and international destinations from its hubs in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, Chicago and Washington, D.C. With key global air rights in the Asia-Pacific region, Europe and Latin America, United is one of the largest international carriers based in the United States. United also is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides connections for our customers to 1,071 destinations in 171 countries worldwide. United's 47,000 employees reside in every U.S. state and in many countries around the world. News releases and other information about United can be found at the company's Web site at united.com.
*Based on United's forward-looking flight schedule for October 2009 to October 2010.
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