United Airlines debuts 11 new services from five bases

Zurich United Airlines San Francisco

United Airlines launched flights between San Francisco and Zurich on 7 June, the same day that Air Canada commenced flights from Vancouver to the Swiss city. With both North American airlines being members of Star Alliance, they both shared a joint cake to commemorate the launching of the new routes. Seen present at the cake cutting ceremony were: Thorsten Lettnin, MD Continental Europe, United Airlines; Stephan Widrig, CEO of Zurich Airport; and Virgilio Russi, Senior Director Sales, Air Canada. San Francisco flights will operate daily this summer.

United Airlines Akron-Canton

United Airlines commenced flights between Houston Intercontinental and Akron-Canton on 7 June, with the Ohio airport baking this splendid cake to celebrate the launch of the new daily service. The Star Alliance member will offer a daily rotation on the 1,745-kilometre sector using its fleet of E145s. No route faces no direct competition.

  • United Airlines introduced 11 new routes to its network on 7 June from five bases across the US. 10 of the routes launched this week were domestic services, with a 9,371-kilometre transatlantic connection between San Francisco (SFO) and Zurich (ZRH) also being added to the S18 schedules. Of the domestic routes launched, four face direct competition, while the Star Alliance member will see fellow alliance carrier SWISS offering a complementary daily operation between Zurich and San Francisco. The average sector length of the inter-US routes is 2,484 kilometres, with all routes seeing a daily rotation apart from the link from Chicago O’Hare (ORD) to Bismark (BIS), with this city pair scheduled to be flown twice-daily by United. See how Akron-Canton and Zurich airports FTWAs compare to others from around the world
Launched From To Aircraft (WF) Competition
7-Jun Chicago O’Hare (ORD) Bismarck (BIS) E145 (14) American Airlines (7)
Fresno (FAT) E175 (7)  
Denver (DEN) Appleton (ATW) CRJ2 (7)  
Norfolk (ORF) A319 (7) Southwest Airlines (2)
Houston Intercontinental (IAH) Akron-Canton (CAK) E145 (7)  
Dayton (DAY)  
Los Angeles (LAX) Eureka (ACV) CRJ2 (7)  
Kalispell (FCA) Allegiant Air (2)
Missoula (MSN) Allegiant Air (2)
San Francisco (SFO) Madison (MSO) E175 (7)  
Zurich (ZRH) B788 (7) SWISS (7)
Source: OAG Schedules Analyser w/c 12 June. WF = Weekly frequencies.

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