United reveals Moscow addition

United Airlines has announced that it intends to launch a daily service from Moscow, Russia to Washington D.C. in the United States.Pending government approvals, United plans to begin its Moscow service on 27 October 2008.

Service to Moscow, Russia’s prime financial, scientific and cultural centre, will mark United’s fifth new capital-to-capital service in the last two years, bringing the total to 12. The new route is expected to serve as an important cargo entryway for Russia’s growing demand for industrial and consumer commodities. Mail also is expected to represent a significant amount of cargo volume on this flight.

“This is an exciting new route for United and one where we will be able to take advantage of the growing commerce between Russia and the United States,” said Marcel Fuchs, United managing director Europe, Africa and the Middle East.  “Additionally, this flight adds to our international route network, creating new revenue opportunities and provides customers with a daily service they can rely on.”

October 2008 will also see United launch a daily service between Dubai and Washington D.C. as well as this new daily service from Moscow.  United’s first-ever flights from Moscow and Dubai in October 2008 will mean that United’s Washington-Dulles hub now will serve 24 international destinations, including five that began operating in the past two years: Beijing, Kuwait, Rio de Janeiro (seasonal service reinstates in September), Rome and Tokyo. Washington-Dulles also offers customers travelling from Dubai and Moscow onward connecting service to 88 destinations in the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean.