United Airlines Announces Daily Service From Washington to Doha, Qatar
CHICAGO, Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: UAL) today announced that United Airlines will launch daily service between its Washington/Dulles hub and Doha, Qatar, via Dubai, effective May 1, 2012, subject to government approval.
Doha will be the fourth city in the Gulf region that United serves from Washington/Dulles, in addition to Dubai, Kuwait City and Bahrain. The airline serves more destinations in the Gulf region and Middle East than any other U.S. carrier.
"This new service will improve travel options for our customers at both ends of the route," said Andrew Buchanan, United's director of international planning. "The Doha flights are timed to provide convenient connections to and from destinations across North America."
The schedule of the new daily service will be as follows (all times local):
|Washington/Dulles-Dubai||UA976||6:22 p.m.||3:35 p.m.*|
|Dubai-Doha||UA976||5:10 p.m.||5:15 p.m.|
|Doha-Dubai||UA977||8:20 p.m.||10:25 p.m.|
|Dubai-Washington/Dulles||UA977||12:10 a.m.||6:32 a.m.|
United will operate the new service with Boeing 777 aircraft, with a total of 269 seats – eight in United First, 40 in United Business and 221 in United Economy, including 104 Economy Plus seats with added legroom.
The flights will feature United's International Premium Travel Experience offering customers in United First and United Business flat-bed seats, more than 150 hours of on-demand entertainment on 15.4-inch personal monitors and world-class cuisine with United's exclusive menu options.
About United Continental Holdings, Inc.
United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: UAL) is the holding company for both United Airlines and Continental Airlines. Together with United Express, Continental Express and Continental Connection, these airlines operate an average of 5,717 flights a day to 376 airports on six continents from their hubs in Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Guam, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark Liberty, San Francisco, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. United and Continental are members of Star Alliance, which offers more than 21,200 daily flights to 1,185 airports in 185 countries. United and Continental's more than 80,000 employees reside in every U.S. state and in many countries around the world. For more information about United Continental Holdings, Inc., go to UnitedContinentalHoldings.com. For more information about the airlines, see united.com and continental.com or follow United on Twitter and Facebook.
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