United announces Honolulu-Dulles service; other domestic routes

By Michael Garko, In Airline News

United Airlines announced on Tuesday that it will launch daily service between Honolulu and its hub at Washington Dulles.  Service will begin June 7 and will be flown using Boeing 767-400 aircraft.

Courtesy united.com

The new Honolulu route will increase the carrier’s service to the mainland to eight cities plus Tokyo, Guam, and Majuro (Marshall Islands).

United also announced it will begin several other domestic routes.

The carrier will launch seasonal Denver-Fairbanks service June 7 using Boeing 737-800 aircraft.  Daily flights will run through August 27.  From United’s release: “Fairbanks offers access to Denali National Park, one of Alaska’s most visited destinations. The flights complement United’s existing Alaska service to Anchorage from hubs in Denver, Chicago, Houston and San Francisco, as well as Seattle.

Also beginning June 7, United affiliate ExpressJet will fly daily from its hub at Houston Bush Intercontinental to Rapid City, S.D.  United also flies to Chicago and Denver from Rapid City.  The Houston service will run through Aug. 27.

United will also add service from Jackson Hole, Wyo. to its hubs in San Fransisco and Houston.  Houston service will be served twice weekly on Boeing 757 jets beginning June 8.  San Fransisco service launches July 1 and will be operated daily by affiliate SkyWest on Bombardier CRJ-700 aircraft.  Both seasonal routes will run through Aug. 27.

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