United Airlines’ first flight from New York Newark to Presque Isle was greeted with a water arch salute as it touched down at the Maine airport. The Star Alliance carrier will offer 12 weekly flights on the 827-kilometre airport pair. Along with this route, United launched services between its Denver hub and Vernal in the state of Utah.
- United Airlines launched two US domestic services this week, starting on 26 June with the city pairing of Denver (DEN) and Vernal (VEL) in Utah, a route that was previously flown by Boutique Air. The Star Alliance member will fly the 415-kilometre hop between the two cities using CRJ 200s operated by SkyWest Airlines. On 1 July the carrier then commenced its next regional service, this time a 827-kilometre sector from New York Newark (EWR) to Presque Isle (PQI) in Maine. This airport pairing will also be flown 12 times weekly, operated by CommutAir ERJ-145s. Neither of the city pairs inaugurated this week will face direct competition when referencing OAG schedules. United’s route to Vernal becomes its only route to the airport, while Presque Isle is also a new airport to the USB3’s domestic network. See how FTWAs from Vernal and Presque Isle compare to others from around the world.