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United Airlines Expands Service to London

November 5, 2012

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United Airlines will operate a third non-stop flight between IAH and London beginning on March 30, 2013.
United Airlines is increasing the number of daily frequencies between Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and London, England.

On March 30, 2013, the world’s largest airline will begin operating a third daily flight between IAH and London’s Heathrow Airport (LHR).

“Last year we had 1.5 million passengers fly between Houston and Europe, so strong connectivity between the two destinations is absolutely essential,” says Ian Wadsworth, chief commercial officer for the Houston Airport System. “Adding flight options to a key destination such as London goes a long way in making sure that requirement is being met.”

With the new flight, United Airlines will offer more non-stop flights between Houston and London than any other carrier.

The additional Houston-London flight will depart Houston daily at 8:30 p.m., arriving at LHR at 12:05 p.m. the following day. The return flight will depart London daily at 1:05 p.m., arriving in Houston at 5:45 p.m. the same day.

United will operate the service between Houston and London using Boeing 767-300 aircraft, with flat-bed seats, premium menu options and Economy Plus seats with additional legroom.

"Our global network, which includes unmatched hub locations in the U.S. and the Pacific, sets United apart from our competitors," said Jeff Smisek, United's president and CEO. "This new flight offers travelers more choice and convenience, while our continuing investment in new aircraft, onboard products and services and technology results in a better travel experience for customers."

Once the new frequency begins on March 30, 2013, United Airlines will operate the following schedule between Houston and London.





 IAH - LHR  3:45 p.m.  6:55 a.m. (next day)  Daily
 IAH - LHR  6:25 p.m.  9:40 a.m. (next day  Daily
 IAH - LHR  8:30 p.m.  12:05 p.m. (next day)  Daily
 LHR - IAH  9:30 a.m.  1:30 p.m.  Daily
 LHR - IAH  11:40 a.m.  3:55 p.m.  Daily
 LHR - IAH  1:05 p.m.  5:45 p.m.  Daily

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