United Airlines launching nonstop Chicago-Shannon flights in June
Leading U.S. carrier United Airlines recently announced it will be launching flights services between Chicago and Shannon in Ireland from June next year.
The airline in a statement said that it will begin operating nonstop flights between its Chicago hub and Shannon starting from June 6 through August 26, 2013. The flights will be operated five-times weekly.
The airline also disclosed that it will be launching a third daily flight service between Houston and London Heathrow starting from March 30, 2013. According to the airline, the sale of air tickets for flights to London Heathrow from Houston is already on.
United Airlines will be deploying a Boeing 757-200 aircraft to operate flights on Chicago O’Hare-Shannon route. The aircraft will be configured in three classes having a total capacity of 169 passengers – 16 seats in United BusinessFirst, 45 seats in United Economy Plus and 108 seats in United Economy.
The airline will not be operating Eastbound service to Shannon on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, while the Westbound service to Chicago O’Hare will not be operated by the airline on Wednesdays and Thursdays.