United Airlines is to launch nonstop summer
seasonal flights between its Chicago hub at O’Hare International
Airport and Edinburgh, Scotland, from 22 May 2014, subject to
The flights will operate five times weekly
from 22 May to 11 June 2014, daily between 12 June and 1 September
2014 and four times weekly between 2 September and 5 October 2014.
“We’re pleased to add Chicago-to-Edinburgh
nonstop service to United’s extensive trans-Atlantic route
network,” said Brian Znotins, United’s vice president of network.
“In addition to providing a direct link between the two cities,
the new flights are conveniently timed to provide connections in
Chicago to and from more than 125 destinations across North, Central and South America and the Caribbean.”
will depart Chicago at 6 p.m., arriving in Edinburgh at 7:45 a.m.
the following day. The return flights will depart Edinburgh at
10:25 a.m., arriving in Chicago at 1 p.m. the same day
(all times local).
Flight times are 7 hours, 45 minutes
eastbound and 8 hours, 35 minutes westbound.
flights will operate using Boeing 757-200 aircraft with a total of
169 seats – 16 flat-bed seats in United BusinessFirst and 153 in
United Economy, including 45 Economy Plus seats with added legroom
and increased personal space.
United currently operates year-round
nonstop service from its New York hub at Newark Liberty
International Airport to both Edinburgh and Glasgow, having
started services to Scotland in 1998.
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