United adds transatlantic flights

United adds transatlantic flights

United Airlines is to start serving Shannon in Ireland from its Chicago hub next summer.

The new seasonal route will run five times a week between June 16 and August 23, 2013.

The carrier is also raising frequency on its Heathrow-Houston route by adding a third daily Boeing 767 flight from March 30.

Shannon will be served by a 169-seat Boeing 757 in a three-class configuration. Outbound passengers will be able to clear US customs and immigration before departure at the Irish airport.

President and chief executive Jeff Smisek said: “These new flights offer travellers 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.”

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