United Airlines expands its Central American network from key hubs

  • With flights already being operated from its New York Newark, NJ and Houston Intercontinental, TX hubs, United Airlines has connected two further hubs – Chicago O’Hare, IL (ORD) and Washington Dulles, VA (IAD), with the Central American capital city destinations of Guatemala City (GUA) and San Jose (SJO). Chicago O’Hare receives a link to the Costa Rican capital following an eight-year hiatus, as United last flew the route in April 2005 with its 757s. Washington Dulles to San Jose is also a re-start, which saw its flights dropped from the US capital in September 2005. Its DC hub also gains another capital city link to Guatemala. In addition, to these new low frequency links (all are operated with single weekly frequencies), the airline’s regional partner ExpressJet Airlines will begin flying a daily service to Mobile, AL (MOB) with its ERJ-145 aircraft, from Chicago O’Hare.
Launch date Origin Destination WF A/c Competition (WF)
09-Apr-13 Chicago O’Hare, IL (ORD) Mobile, AL (MOB) 7 ERJ145
13-Apr-13 San Jose (SJO) 1 B738
Washington Dulles, VA (IAD) 1 B738
Guatemala City (GUA) 1 B738
Source: Innovata w/c 22 April 2013. *WF: Weekly Frequencies at launch.

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