United to Begin New Seasonal Weekend Service Between Washington, D.C. and Aruba

16th Jul 2002

United Airlines (NYSE:UAL) today announced that it will begin new seasonal weekend service between the carrier`s east-coast hub at Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Aruba`s Reina Beatrix Airport (AUA). The new service will begin December 14 through April 26, and will be flown using Airbus 320 aircraft configured for two classes of service with United`s popular Economy Plus product.
“This new service is an ideal addition to the extensive international service United offers its customers from Washington Dulles,” said Dan Walsh, United Airlines vice president - North America Sales. “We are proud to now offer our customers access to Aruba as an additional choice when planning a Caribbean getaway.”
Aruba`s Minister of Tourism and Transportation Edison Briesen warmly welcomes the new service from United Airlines to the island. “With Aruba`s steady growth in tourism from North America, particularly the greater Washington D.C. area, we are very excited about United Airlines decision to add nonstop flights to Aruba,” said Briesen
United Flight #1987 will depart Washington Dulles on Saturday at 8:40AM and arrive in Aruba at 12:12PM. The return flight, #1986, will depart Aruba on Saturday at 4:40PM and arrive in Washington at 8:30PM. United will operate the IAD-AUA flight with Airbus 320 aircraft configured with 12 seats in United First and 126 seats in United Economy.
United Airlines operates more than 1,900 flights a day on a route network that spans the globe. News releases and other information about United Airlines can be found at the company`s website at www.united.com.



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