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Article from BTNews 23 SEPTEMBER 2013

United from Edinburgh to Chicago

Edinburgh is to be linked to Chicago for the first time next summer.  United Airlines is to introduce non-stop daily services from 23 May until 6 October (with variations).  Flight times will be 8hrs 35mins westbound and 7hrs 45mins eastbound.

Bob Schumacher, United’s Managing Director Sales – UK & Ireland, said: “Having recently celebrated 15 years of operations in Scotland, we’re delighted to expand our schedule with seasonal non-stop service to Chicago, United’s home town.  Next year’s Homecoming promotion and Ryder Cup at Gleneagles make it the ideal time to launch these flights, which will offer our customers an increased range of travel choices and opportunities”.

The flights will be operated by Boeing 757-200s with 169 seats – 16 flat-bed seats in United BusinessFirst and 153 in United Economy, including 45 Economy Plus seats with added legroom and increased personal space.  The services are conveniently timed to provide connections beyond Chicago to more than 125 destinations across North, Central and South America and the Caribbean.

United currently operates year-round non-stop services from both Edinburgh and Glasgow to its New York hub, Newark Liberty International Airport, having started service to Scotland in 1998. www.united.com

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