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New Flights to Far East, South America Begin Sunday on United Airlines


Flights to Hong Kong and Rio de Janeiro strengthen international network and give customers more options

CHICAGO.– United Airlines launches services on Sunday from Los Angeles to Hong Kong and from Washington Dulles to Rio de Janeiro, strengthening its international network and providing additional options for customers to travel the world.

“Further expanding our route network gives our customers what they have asked for – more ways to visit popular international destinations for both work and pleasure,” says Kevin Knight, United’s senior vice president-Planning. “With nonstop service, these two cities are now much easier for our customers to visit.”

United Flight 867 will depart Los Angeles International Airport at 12:10 p.m. Sunday and land at Hong Kong International Airport on Monday at 6:40 p.m. local time. United Flight 856 will depart Hong Kong on Monday at 12:20 pm., arriving in Los Angeles at 9:35 a.m. the same day.

United will operate the combined passenger and cargo Los Angeles service using a B747 aircraft configured with 14 United First® seats, 73 United Business® seats and 260 United Economy® seats, including 88 Economy Plus® seats that offer up to five more inches of legroom. With the B747 aircraft, United has the capability to carry about 12 tons of cargo per flight between the United States and Hong Kong.

The seasonal direct service from Washington, D.C., to Rio de Janeiro will begin Sunday on United Flight 873, departing Washington Dulles at 9:38 p.m. and arriving the following day in Rio de Janeiro at 9:25 a.m. United Flight 874 is scheduled to depart Rio de Janeiro at 10:05 p.m. and arrive in Dulles at 6:23 a.m. the next day. The service will use a B767 aircraft configured to 10 United First® seats, 32 United Business® seats and 151 United Economy® seats, including 71 Economy Plus® seats. With the B767 aircraft, United has the capability to carry about 12 tons of cargo per flight between Washington, D.C., and Rio de Janeiro.

Customers will earn 500 bonus miles each time they purchase qualifying travel at, which also offers no booking fees and the guaranteed lowest United fares.


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