United Airlines (NYSE: UAL) said today it will launch nonstop scheduled airline service tonight between Washingtonå‘s Dulles International Airport and both Buenos Aires, Argentina and Sao Paulo, Brazil.
The new international flying will make it easier to get to Buenos Aires and Sao Paulo from points served by United and its United Express partner along the East Coast and from the Midwest.
A private reception this evening at the airport will herald the arrival of the new flights to South America.
Both flights will be operated in Boeing 767-300 aircraft configured with 10 seats in United First, 38 seats in United Business and 158 seats in United Economy.
United Flight 847 will depart Washington Dulles at 9:35 p.m. nightly and arrive in Buenos Aires at 10:15 a.m. the following morning. The return trip, Flight 846, will depart from Buenos Aires at 10:15 p.m. and arrive in Washington at 7:05 a.m. the following morning.
United Flight 861 will depart from Washington Dulles nightly at 9:30 p.m. and arrive in Sao Paulo at 9:25 a.m. the following morning. United Flight 860 will depart from Sao Paulo at 10:55 p.m. and arrive in Washington at 7 a.m. the following morning. (Due to daylight savings time differences between the United States and Brazil between Nov. 3 and Feb. 15, Flight 861 will arrive one hour later at 10:25 a.m., and Flight 860 will depart one hour later at 11:55 p.m.)
United operates about 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.