United expands east coast network

United Airlines has
announced that it will serve nine new east coast cities from its hub at
Washington-Dulles International Airport. Service between Dulles and
Bradford, Pa.; Jamestown, N.Y.; and Parkersburg, W.Va. will begin January
7, and flights to all nine cities are now open for sale.

  United customers in Altoona, Pa.; Beckley, W.Va.; Clarksburg, W.Va.;
Johnstown, Pa.; Morgantown, W.Va.; and Shenandoah Valley, Va. will have
service to Washington-Dulles in early 2008.

  “We are pleased to offer our east coast customers what they want—
more air service with a convenient schedule and easy connections to cities
across the world,” says Kevin Knight, United Airlines senior vice president

  “With today’s announcement of direct service to Dulles, new and more
reliable domestic and international travel options to our state are opening
up,” says Senator Jay Rockefeller, Chair of the Aviation Subcommittee of
Senate Commerce. “I commend Colgan and United for taking this step so that
West Virginia businesses and families will have better air service

  United Express will offer service through its regional partner Colgan
Air with a Saab SF-340 aircraft with 34 seats onboard.


  United’s hub in Washington gives customers one-stop service to 26
international cities, including South America and Asia, and 84 cities
across the United States. Since last year, United has added daily service
from Washington to Beijing, Rome, Rio de Janeiro, and Tokyo.

  Service to and from Washington is scheduled to begin on the following

  —January 7—Bradford, Pa.; Jamestown, N.Y.; and Parkersburg, W.Va.
  —January 21—Clarksburg, W.Va. and Morgantown, W.Va.
  —February 4—Altoona, Pa. and Johnstown, Pa.
  —February 18—Beckley, W.Va. and Shenandoah Valley, Va.