United Airlines Announces Nonstop Service Between Los Angeles and SingaporeJune 01, 2017
LOS ANGELES, June 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines (UAL) today announced that it will introduce daily nonstop flights between its Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) hub and Singapore*s Changi Airport (SIN), effective Oct. 27, 2017 (westbound), subject to government approval. The flight between LAX and SIN will set the new distance record for any airline operating a flight to or from the United States, at 8,700 miles.
United*s existing service between San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and SIN started one year ago, June 1, 2016 and holds the current record for the longest scheduled 787 flight operated by any airline and is currently the longest scheduled flight operated by any U.S. carrier, at 8,446 miles. The airline will operate both routes with Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.
**Whether our customers are on leisure or business travel, United is making travel to Singapore easier and even more convenient than ever before and customers arriving to Los Angeles will have multiple opportunities to connect to hundreds of United destinations in the U.S., Canada and Latin America,** said Dave Hilfman, United*s senior vice president of Worldwide Sales. **Our commitment to our Los Angeles hub is more than 50 years strong and with today*s new Singapore service announcement, we continue to strengthen our position as the leading U.S. carrier to Asia.**
LAX-SIN Flight Schedule
Flight UA 37 will depart Los Angeles at 8:55 p.m. daily, arriving in Singapore at 6:50 a.m. two days later (all times local). The return flight, UA 38, will depart Singapore*s Changi Airport at 11:00 a.m. daily, arriving at Los Angeles International Airport at 10:15 a.m. the same day. Flying times will be approximately 17 hours, 55 minutes westbound and 15 hours, 15 minutes eastbound.
Convenient Connecting Flights at LAX
United has timed arrival to LAX from SIN to provide optimal connections to more than 20 U.S. cities. From its LAX hub, United operates more than 130 flights to over 40 airports across the U.S., including more seats to top business centers in New York, Chicago, Denver, San Francisco, Houston and Washington, D.C. than any other airline.
Serving LAX for more than 50 Years
United*s hub at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is a key gateway offering service to Latin America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and the domestic U.S. network. Over the last two years, United has invested more than $570 million in its LAX hub with renovations designed to add greater convenience and comfort. As a result of this investment, customers are enjoying new state-of-the-art ticketing lobby, gate and bag areas, employee areas, and a brand new United Club lounge. From Los Angeles, United operates daily nonstop service to four Asia Pacific destinations including Melbourne (MEL), Tokyo/Narita (NRT), Shanghai (PVG) and Sydney (SYD) and serves more Hawaiian Islands locations non-stop than any other airline.
**We are proud that United Airlines will set a new record for the longest nonstop route by a domestic carrier right here at LAX. This historic route to Singapore will bring more flights, tourists and economic growth to Los Angeles,** said Deborah Flint, CEO of Los Angeles World Airports. **United*s daily nonstop flight to Singapore will further strengthen L.A.*s cultural and economic relationship with Singapore.**
Onboard Products and Services Between LAX and SIN
United*s 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft will feature a total of 252 seats – 48 United Polaris business class, 204 United Economy, including 88 Economy Plus. United Polaris business class, a reinvention of the airline*s international premium cabin travel experience, offers elevated comfort and service for a restful night*s sleep in the air.
United Economy offers complimentary food, soft drinks, juices, beer and wine, tea, coffee and inflight entertainment. Seats feature an adjustable headrest and seat-back monitor delivering a personal on-demand entertainment system. United Economy Plus offers up to five inches of extra legroom. Located near the front of the economy cabin, the seats give the added benefit of allowing a swifter exit from the plane upon arrival.
United in Singapore
United has served Singapore for more than 30 years and today operates daily nonstop service between Singapore and SFO with Boeing 787-9 aircraft. With the launch of new nonstop service between SIN and LAX on Oct. 29, the airline will terminate service from Hong Kong (HKG) to SIN on Oct. 27, and from SIN to HKG on Oct. 28. United will continue to operate daily service between SIN and SFO.
United Airlines Says Aloha to More Hawaii, Increases Service to 40 Daily FlightsJune 13, 2017
CHICAGO, June 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines (UAL) today announced an increase of service on 11 routes connecting the continental U.S. and Hawaii, offering customers more flights between the mainland and the Hawaiian Islands than any other carrier.
Beginning December 20, United will increase service from its hubs in Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles and San Francisco to Hawaii. The airline will continue operating its daily nonstop service to Honolulu from all seven domestic hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., plus Guam and Tokyo.
**As we celebrate our 70th anniversary in Hawaii this year, today*s announcement carries a very special significance for our customers,** said Jake Cefolia, United*s vice president of Sales. **Our customers have asked for more ways to get to Hawaii, and by adding these flights we are thrilled to make Hawaii more accessible than ever for our customers travelling from the Midwest, Rocky Mountain and West Coast regions.**
Lie-flat seating from 5 United hubs
Beginning this summer, premium cabin customers on all overnight flights between Hawaii and Chicago, Denver, Houston, New York/Newark and Washington, D.C., will enjoy 180-degree flat-bed seats for a more relaxing and sleep-enhancing flight with custom-designed duvets and pillows provided by leading luxury specialty store and New York-bred retailer Saks Fifth Avenue.
Celebrating 70 years of service in Hawaii
The Hawaiian Islands are an important part of United*s history. With the maiden departure of a United DC-6 Mainliner from San Francisco to Honolulu in May 1947, United played a major role in helping to make Hawaii an easily accessible destination for tourism and business. In fact, United*s West Coast hubs in Los Angeles and San Francisco will remain the country*s largest gateways for connecting customers to Hawaii, and in December, United*s Denver hub will be another primary interior gateway to Hawaii, offering customers the ability to get to Hawaii from more than 90 destinations in the U.S. and Canada.
**United Airlines has been a leader in air travel between the mainland and Hawaii for 70 years and the airline continues to deliver positive benefits in our communities,** said Ford Fuchigami, Director of Hawaii*s Department of Transportation. **We look forward to welcoming more flights and visitors to Hawaii and another 70 years of partnership.**
**This combination of increased and enhanced service by United Airlines is fantastic news for Hawaii*s tourism industry, especially with the number of direct flights being added to Maui, Kauai and island of Hawaii,** said George D. Szigeti, President and CEO of the Hawaii Tourism Authority. **United*s customers anywhere in the nation will have easy access to all of Hawaii*s major islands and be able to experience our aloha spirit and diversity of culture and natural beauty statewide.**
Denver International Airport (DEN)
Beginning December 20, service between Denver and Kona (KOA), Lihue (LIH) and Maui (OGG) will increase from seasonal to daily year-round service. The airline will continue its year-round daily service from Denver to Honolulu.
Chicago O*Hare International Airport (ORD)
Offering the only nonstop service between Chicago and Hawaii, United will increase service to Maui (OGG) to five times per week beginning December 20.
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
From Los Angeles, United offers nonstop service to more Hawaiian Island destinations than any other airline. In addition to United*s five times daily service to Honolulu, United will increase service between LAX and Hilo, Kona, Maui and Lihue beginning December 20. United is the only U.S. airline with nonstop service from LAX to Hilo, on the Island of Hawaii.
San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
From San Francisco, United offers more nonstop service to more Hawaiian Island destinations than any other airline. In addition to its five times daily service between SFO and Honolulu, United will increase service to Kona, Lihue and Maui beginning December 20.
There is no change to United*s full-year 2017 capacity guidance.
Flying Towards a More Sustainable Future: United Airlines Honored as *Eco-Airline of the Year*CHICAGO, Jan. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second time since launching its industry-leading Eco-Skies program, United Airlines was named the Eco-Airline of the Year by Air Transport World (ATW) magazine. The award recognizes an airline in global commercial aviation for its environmental leadership as demonstrated by consistent and impactful environmental action within the company and in the industry. The magazine awarded United with the top honor for multiple initiatives in 2016 and prior years, including becoming the first U.S. airline to begin using commercial-scale volumes of sustainable aviation biofuel for regularly scheduled flights, marking a significant milestone in the industry by moving beyond demonstrations and test programs to the use of low-carbon biofuels for ongoing operations.
**Innovation and sustainability are twin engines that drive our progress as the most environmentally conscious airline in the world,** said Oscar Munoz, United*s chief executive officer. **From pioneering investments in biofuels to increasing efficiency and reducing waste to supporting a single global market based measure for carbon emissions, United is committed to innovating solutions that we hope will become the expectation for our industry, not the exception. And while we take great pride in this important recognition for our efforts, the measure of our success is the opinion of our children and grandchildren who will look back on our efforts and say that we lived up to our obligations to them in protecting the planet for future generations.**
United*s Eco-Skies program represents the company*s commitment to the environment and the actions taken every day to create a sustainable future. In addition to incorporating sustainable biofuel into its operations at Los Angeles International Airport, United*s recent environmental achievements include:
• Investing $30 million in U.S.-based alternative aviation fuels developer Fulcrum BioEnergy, Inc., which represented the single largest investment by any airline globally in alternative fuels.
• Becoming the first U.S. airline to repurpose items from the carrier*s international premium cabin amenity kits and partnering with Clean the World to donate hygiene products to those in critical need.
• Partnering with the Federal Aviation Administration to demonstrate the potential benefits of new satellite-based technology for instrument landings that enable aircraft to use fuel more efficiently on arrival and land at normal rates in challenging weather.
• Continuing to replace its eligible ground equipment and service vehicles with cleaner, electrically powered alternatives, with 37 percent of the fleet converted to date.
• Becoming the first airline to fly with Boeing*s Split Scimitar winglets, which reduce fuel consumption by up to 2 percent; United is the largest Split Scimitar winglet customer today.
• Being the only U.S.-based airline named to the Carbon Disclosure Project*s **Leadership** category for its environmental disclosure, with an A- Climate score in 2016.
• Sourcing illy coffee*s internationally certified supply chain of farmers who earn above-market prices in exchange for meeting quality and sustainability standards for the finest coffee.
• Offering Eco-Skies CarbonChoice, the airline industry*s only integrated carbon offset program for corporate business travel and cargo shipments.