United expands international network

United Airlines is launching
services from Los Angeles to Hong Kong and from Washington Dulles
to Rio de Janeiro this weekend.“Further expanding our route network gives our customers what they have
asked for—more ways to visit popular international destinations for both
work and pleasure,” says Kevin Knight, United’s senior vice
president-Planning. “With nonstop service, these two cities are now much
easier for our customers to visit.”
  United Flight 867 will depart Los Angeles International Airport at
12:10 p.m. Sunday and land at Hong Kong International Airport on Monday at
6:40 p.m. local time. United Flight 856 will depart Hong Kong on Monday at
12:20 pm., arriving in Los Angeles at 9:35 a.m. the same day.
  United will operate the combined passenger and cargo Los Angeles
service using a B747 aircraft configured with 14 United First(R) seats, 73
United Business seats and 260 United Economy(R) seats, including 88
Economy Plus seats that offer up to five more inches of legroom. With
the B747 aircraft, United has the capability to carry about 12 tons of
cargo per flight between the United States and Hong Kong.
  The seasonal direct service from Washington, D.C., to Rio de Janeiro
will begin Sunday on United Flight 873, departing Washington Dulles at 9:38
p.m. and arriving the following day in Rio de Janeiro at 9:25 a.m. United
Flight 874 is scheduled to depart Rio de Janeiro at 10:05 p.m. and arrive
in Dulles at 6:23 a.m. the next day. The service will use a B767 aircraft
configured to 10 United First(R) seats, 32 United Business(R) seats and 151
United Economy(R) seats, including 71 Economy Plus(R) seats. With the B767
aircraft, United has the capability to carry about 12 tons of cargo per
flight between Washington, D.C., and Rio de Janeiro.