United Airlines adds nine routes; launches Shannon from Chicago O’Hare and Tokyo Narita from Denver

United Airlines adds nine routes; launches Shannon from Chicago O’Hare and Tokyo Narita from Denver

Shannon became United Airlines’ 170th destination from Chicago O’Hare last week. Cutting the ribbon prior to the inaugural flight were the captain, Doug Eads; Aidan Cronin, Irish Consul General in Chicago; Bill Byrne, United Airline’s MD; Jacqui Key, the airline’s MD Customer Service; CDA Commissioner, Rosemarie Andolino and Alison Metcalfe, Tourism Ireland’s newly appointed Head of North America.

United Airlines adds nine routes; launches Shannon from Chicago O’Hare and Tokyo Narita from Denver

United Airlines’ HQ, the Willis Tower (formerly known as the Sears Tower) in Chicago was represented within the cake creation for the airline’s inaugural flight from Chicago O’Hare to Shannon. Posing for a commemorative picture are Isabel Harrison, Mary Kennedy and Declan Power, Aviation Development, Shannon Airport, whose affinity for spectacular bakes was behind the airport’s Cake Prize win two weeks ago.

  • United Airlines increased its route offering last week with the launch of nine new routes. Austin, TX (AUS), Cleveland, OH (CLE), Houston, TX (IAH) and Washington Dulles, DC (IAD) each saw one new route commence in the course of last week. Two routes were inaugurated in Chicago O’Hare, IL (ORD), including seasonal transatlantic services to Shannon (SNN) in Ireland, while as many as three new routes were inaugurated in Denver, CO (DEN), including daily services to Tokyo Narita (NRT). 
Launch date Origin Destination WF* A/c Competition
08-Jun-13 Austin, TX (AUS) San Jose Del Cabo (SJD) 1 A320 AirTran Airways (3) launches 4Jun
06-Jun-13 Chicago O’Hare, IL (ORD) Fairbanks, AK (FAI) 7 B738
06-Jun-13 Shannon (SNN) 5 B752
06-Jun-13 Cleveland, OH (CLE) Portland, OR (PDX) 7 B73G
05-Jun-13 Denver, CO (DEN) Dickinson, ND (DIK) 14 ER4 Great Lakes Airlines (14)
06-Jun-13 St George, UT (SGU) 7 CRJ200
07-Jun-13 Ft McMurray (YYM) 7 CRJ700
10-Jun-13 Tokyo Narita (NRT) 7 B788
06-Jun-13 Houston, TX (IAH) Rapid City, SD (RAP) 7 ER4
08-Jun-13 Washington Dulles, DC (IAD) Vancouver (YVR) 2 B738
Source: Innovata w/c 17 June 2013.  *WF: Weekly frequencies at launch.

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