United Airlines commenced flights from Chicago O’Hare and New York Newark to San Jose in California on 9 March. The Star Alliance member will operate both routes daily. Flights to O’Hare will face direct competition from American Airlines, while United’s Newark route goes head-to-head with Alaska Airlines, with both carriers each offering a daily service respectively.
- United Airlines commenced flights from its Chicago O’Hare (ORD) and New York Newark (EWR) hubs to San Jose (SJC) in California on 9 March. The Star Alliance member will operate both 2,935- and 4,088-kilometre sectors daily. Services to O’Hare will face direct competition from American Airlines which provides a daily connection, while Newark flights will go head-to-head with Alaska Airlines which also offer a daily flight starting 12 March. While O’Hare flights will be operated on a mixture of United’s short-haul fleet, Newark services are scheduled to be flown on the carrier’s 737-800s. With these launches, it means that United has doubled its route count at San Jose from two to four, with O’Hare and Newark joining its existing operations to Denver and Houston Intercontinental, with flights to the carrier’s Colorado hub being offered daily, while its Texan base is served six times weekly.