United Airlines today announced that it will
launch Saturday only, non-stop service to Hamilton, Bermuda (BDA) from its
hub at Chicago O`Hare International Airport (ORD) effective May 1, 2004.
Flights are available for booking beginning immediately.
“We are excited to be offering the only nonstop service from Chicago to
this premier destination,” said Kevin Knight, vice president - resource
planning. “The addition of Bermuda service also complements United`s other
flights to the regional leisure destinations of Aruba, Cancun (effective
February 14, 2004), Grand Cayman Island, U.S. Virgin Islands and San Juan,
Puerto Rico, from its hubs at Chicago-O`Hare and Washington-Dulles
Bermuda`s Deputy Premier and Minister of Transport, Dr. the Hon. Ewart F.
Brown, expressed the Bermuda Government`s appreciation for United`s new
nonstop service between Chicago and Bermuda, calling it “one of the most
significant air service developments for Bermuda in the past decade.
Chicago is the transportation hub for the U.S. Midwest region and has long
been coveted as a new gateway city for Bermuda. Bermuda applauds United`s
willingness to innovate.”
United also announced a $239 promotional fare. The promotional fare is
each way based on required roundtrip purchase from Chicago to Bermuda.
Purchase must be competed by February 20, for travel through September 11.
Other terms and conditions apply.
The service will use Airbus A320s with 138 seats, configured with 12 seats
in United First(R) and 126 seats in United Economy(R). The southbound
flight will depart Chicago on Saturdays at 8:00 a.m. and arrive in Bermuda
at 1:29 p.m. The return flight will depart Saturday afternoon from Bermuda
at 2:29 p.m. and arrive at Chicago at 4:15 p.m.
United and United Express operate more than 3,400 flights a day on a route
network that spans the globe. News releases and other information about
United can be found at the company`s web site at http://www.united.com/ .