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United Announces New Nonstop Service Between San Francisco and Ft. Lauderdale



CHICAGO, – United Airlines today announced plans to launch nonstop service between its San Francisco hub and Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., with once-weekly flights beginning March 2, 2013, and daily service beginning April 9, 2013. The new flights will operate with Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

“South Florida is the largest region in the country not currently served by United from San Francisco,” said Jim Ferea, United’s managing director of domestic planning. “We’re pleased to link these two areas that are important to both business and leisure travelers.”

The daily flights will depart from San Francisco at 8:30 a.m. and arrive in Fort Lauderdale at 5:05 p.m. The return flights will depart Fort Lauderdale at 5:55 p.m. and arrive in San Francisco at 9:15 p.m.

Between March 2, 2013, and April 7, 2013, the airline will offer weekly Saturday-only flights on the route. The schedule varies slightly for the weekly service.

The new flights will be available for sale at and through other distribution systems on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012.

Since Feb. 2011, United has added nonstop service between Ft. Lauderdale and Chicago, Denver and Washington-Dulles. The airline also offers nonstop flights between Ft. Lauderdale and hubs in Cleveland, Houston and New York.

United operates more than 300 flights and serves more than 60 airports across the United States from San Francisco, including those in top business travel markets in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Houston. From San Francisco International Airport – United’s principal trans-Pacific gateway – the airline offers more than 30 daily nonstop flights to nearly 20 international destinations, including markets in Asia, Australia, Europe and Latin America.

In 2012, United added new service between San Francisco and Jackson Hole, Wyo., Raleigh-Durham, N.C. and Washington-National. Previously announced new service from the San Francisco hub to Taipei and Paris will begin in 2013.

About United

United Airlines and United Express operate an average of 5,557 flights a day to 378 airports on six continents from the airline’s hubs in Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Guam, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. In 2011, United carried more traffic than any other airline in the world, and operated more than two million flights carrying 142 million passengers. United is upgrading its cabins with more flat-bed seats in first and business class and more extra-legroom economy-class seating than any other airline in North America. United now has 180 airplanes featuring DIRECTV®, offering customers more live television access than any other airline in the world. United operates nearly 700 mainline aircraft and has orders for more than 270 new aircraft deliveries through 2022. In 2012, United was the first North American airline to take delivery of new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. United was rated the world’s most admired airline on FORTUNE magazine’s 2012 airline-industry list of the World’s Most Admired Companies. Readers of Global Traveler magazine have voted United’s MileagePlus program the best frequent flyer program for eight consecutive years. United is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 193 countries via 27 member airlines. More than 85,000 United employees reside in every U.S. state and in countries around the world. For more information, visit or follow United on Twitter and Facebook. The common stock of United’s parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol UAL.


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