United to fly Chicago to Rome next summer

23 Dec 2014 by GrahamSmith

United Airlines will launch a non-stop service from Chicago to Rome next summer.

The route will operate five-times weekly between May 16 and June 3, daily from June 4 until August 17, and then six-times weekly between August 18 and September 23.

The airline will roster a B777 aircraft — with eight seats in Global First, 40 in Business First and 221 in economy, including 104 in Economy Plus — on the route.

Outbound service UA970 will depart Chicago O'Hare at 1800 and arrive at Rome Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino airport at 1030 the next day. Return service UA971 will take-off from Rome at 1245 and land in Chicago at 1620 the same day.

A statement from United said: "Schedules may vary slightly on some days."

Brian Znotins, United's vice president of network, said: "United operates more non-stop transatlantic service from Chicago O'Hare than any other airline, and these new flights to Rome are a great addition to our route network.

"The flights have been conveniently timed to connect at our O'Hare hub to destinations throughout the Americas, and will offer United customers additional convenient options for travel to Italy this summer."

Last month, United announced that it will next summer launch seasonal services from New York to Venice and from Chicago to Dublin and operate a second daily flight between Washington, DC and Paris (see news, November 25).

Graham Smith

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