United Airlines today announced that it plans to
reinstate daily non-stop service from its hub at Washington/Dulles
International Airport (IAD) to Sacramento, California (SMF), and add a
third daily non-stop flight from Washington/Dulles to Oakland, California,
both effective June 3, 2004.
The Washington/Dulles - Oakland flight is available for immediate booking;
the Washington/Dulles - Sacramento flight will be available for booking on
Saturday, March 20, 2004.
“We are excited to once again offer non-stop service from
Washington/Dulles to Sacramento and increase our flying between
Washington/Dulles and Oakland,” said Kevin Knight, vice president of
Resource Planning. “United offers more flights from Washington/Dulles to
California than any other airline, and more flights out of Dulles overall,
allowing customers more choice and more convenience on their way to the
The Washington/Dulles - Sacramento service will use Airbus A320s with 138
seats, configured with 12 seats in United First(R) and 126 seats in United
Economy(R). Service from Sacramento will depart at 8:55 a.m. and arrive in
Washington at 4:45 p.m. From Washington/Dulles, the flight will depart at
5:35 p.m. arriving in Sacramento at 8:10 p.m.
The additional Washington/Dulles - Oakland flight, also using an Airbus
A320, will depart Oakland at 12:35 p.m. and arrive at Washington/Dulles at
8:25 p.m. From Washington the flight will depart at 9:25 p.m. and arrive
at Oakland at 12:10 a.m.
In addition to Sacramento and Oakland, United flies transcontinental
service from Washington/Dulles to San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego,
San Jose, Portland, Seattle, Las Vegas, and Phoenix. United currently
operates 259 flights a day out of Washington/Dulles.