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United launches Geneva-Washington route

19 Nov 2008 by Mark Caswell

United Airlines
is to launch a non-stop route from Geneva to Washington DC, and will reinstate
its London-Denver service from March 29.

The daily Geneva-Washington
flights – which are subject to government approval and are yet to have an
official start date – will be plied with Boeing 767 aircraft featuring the
carrier’s latest fully-flat beds in business class.

Flight UA974 will
depart Washington at 1800, arriving into Geneva at 0800 the next day. The
return leg UA975 will leave Geneva at 1200, landing back in the US at 1456.

Meanwhile United
is also to reinstate its London Heathrow-Denver route for summer 2009. The
service was originally launched at the end of March following the Open Skies
agreement, but suspended on October 25 due to “record-high
fuel prices and a softening US economy” (see online news July 4). It will now run from March 29 to October 23, 2009,
using Boeing 777 aircraft.

Daily flight UA948 will
depart Denver at 1959, arriving into London at 1215 the next day, with return
leg UA939 leaving Heathrow at 1305 and arriving back into Denver at 1601.

United is
currently fitting its fully-flat seating onto its fleet of 777s, and it’s not clear at this stage whether the London-Denver route will feature the new product.

For more
information visit united.com.

Report by Mark
Caswell

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