DENVER, Aug. 26, 2002—United Airlines (NYSE:UAL) announced today that United Express will start new regional jet service from Denver (DEN) to Palm Springs (PSP), Calif. The three new flights begin December 13, with United Express carrier SkyWest operating two of the flights and Air Wisconsin flying the third.
United Express will operate the daily flights from Denver to Palm Springs using the Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ). Known for its convenience, comfort and speed, the CRJ carries 50 passengers in a two-by-two seating arrangement; every seat is an aisle or window seat with no middle seats. The plane can cruise at speeds of 530 miles per hour at altitudes as high as 41,000 feet and is recognized as the quietest commercial jet aircraft in the world.
“The new flights are great news for the Palm Springs community, which has been seeking air service to Denver and will give our customers in Denver and throughout the United network the opportunity to experience more of what Palm Springs has to offer.” said Sean Donohue, vice president-North America. “The new Denver flights also complement United Express service to Palm Springs from Los Angeles and Las Vegas.”
Service between Denver and Palm Springs will continue year-round, but will be slightly scaled back during the off-peak summer months.
United Airlines and United Express operate more than 3,200 flights a day on a route network that spans the globe. News releases and other information about United Airlines may be found at the company’s website at www.united.com.