CHICAGO, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- United Airlines today announced it will start flying to two new destinations in Canada -- Quebec City and Victoria, B.C. -- and will begin service to Helena and Kalispell, Mont. on June 5. United will also add service between Los Angeles and Tulsa, Okla.
"We are pleased to give our customers what they want -- new, convenient nonstop service to more places in the U.S. and Canada," says Kevin Knight, United's senior vice president - Planning. "We welcome customers in these new cities to United's global network."
United Express service between Chicago and Quebec City will be operated by regional partner Shuttle America with an Embraer 170. Service between San Francisco-Victoria and Los Angeles-Tulsa will be operated by Skywest using Canadair regional jet 700's (CR7). Customers on these routes will benefit from explus, the first regional jet service with three distinct seating options, including the premium amenities of United First and extra legroom of Economy Plus, as well as full-sized leather seats and large overhead bins.
Two daily Denver-Helena flights will be operated by regional partner Skywest using 50-seat Canadair regional jets (CRJs). United will now serve 10 destinations in Canada and six in Montana.
"I'm thrilled that United is furthering its commitment to the Big Sky state," says Senator Max Baucus. "This new service will enable more folks to travel to Montana for work or for vacation. This is great for our state's economy. These new flights to our state will help attract more business and good-paying jobs to Montana."
United will also begin daily, seasonal service between Chicago and Kalispell, Mont., operated by Skywest with a CR7. Last summer, United served Kalispell and nearby Glacier National Park from Chicago with weekend service.
The new flights are now available for sale with the following schedule:** Schedule Depart Arrive Chicago to Quebec City 6:15 p.m. 9:33 p.m. Quebec City to Chicago 8:40 a.m. 10:11 a.m. Chicago to Kalispell (seasonal) 9:45 a.m. 12:22 p.m. Kalispell to Chicago (seasonal) 12:53 p.m. 5:05 p.m. Denver to Helena 1:44 p.m. 3:40 p.m. Helena to Denver 4:06 p.m. 5:55 p.m. Denver to Helena 9:00 p.m. 10:56 p.m. Helena to Denver 7:30 a.m. 9:19 a.m. Los Angeles to Tulsa 10:50 a.m. 4:02 p.m. Tulsa to Los Angeles 4:33 p.m. 5:47 p.m. San Francisco to Victoria 9:05 a.m. 11:14 a.m. Victoria to San Francisco 11:52 a.m. 1:56 p.m.
Customers may find the guaranteed, lowest United fares for these flights on united.com. Sample fares below are one-way.***
Sample Fares: -- $220 - Chicago-Quebec City -- $139 - Los Angeles-Tulsa -- $214 - San Francisco-Victoria
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* Based on the flight schedule between Jan. 1, 2007 and Dec. 31, 2007. ** Flight times and schedule are subject to change.
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Purchase Requirements: A 21 day advance purchase is required. Tickets for U.S. and Canada destinations must be purchased before departure, and ticketed within 24 hours of making reservations. Sale fares apply to U.S. point-of-sale only. Reservations and ticket purchases on united.com must be completed simultaneously.
Travel Days/Dates: Fares shown above are valid all days of the week. Blackout Dates: None. See above for valid travel dates.
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Source: United Airlines