United Airlines (NYSE: UAL) announced today that its United Express partner carrier, Atlantic Coast Airlines, will launch regional jet service this spring between both Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport and Washington’s Dulles International Airport and Montreal (Dorval Airport), Quebec. Low introductory fares are being offered in both markets.
In both cases the new flights will facilitate convenient connections at the two United hubs to United and United Express flights throughout the United States and overseas.
“We are delighted to be adding the important market of Montreal to the roster of cities served by United and United Express,” said Gregory T. Taylor, United’s senior vice president-planning.
Introductory fares are available for bookings made up to May 10, 2003 for travel through June 6, 2003. Fares must be purchased at least 14 days in advance of travel, and a Saturday night stay is required. Service may be on Atlantic Coast Airlines doing business as United Express and/or Air Canada.
Here are sample one-way fares based on round-trip travel: Chicago-Montreal, $95; Denver-Montreal, $169; San Francisco-Montreal, $170; Seattle-Montreal, $176; Washington-Montreal, $95; Los Angeles-Montreal, $176; Portland, OR-Montreal, $176.
The new flying, effective April 6, 2003, will consist of three round-trip flights daily in regional jet aircraft with seating for up to 50 customers.
The new flights will complement the four daily flights offered in the market by Air Canada, a member of the Star Alliance along with United Airlines, and will give customers a broad selection of seven daily flights. The new service will allow convenient connections at O’Hare to more than 40 destinations served by United and United Express.
Service in the Washington Dulles-Montreal market will consist of four daily flights in each direction.Ê Those flights will begin May 5, 2003. These flights will complement four flights operated by Air Canada in this market.