United Airlines - the wholly owned subsidiary of
United Continental Holdings Inc.
) -plans to add services from two of its most vibrant west coast
markets on April 1, 2014. However, the news failed to excite
United is slated to launch a couple of non-stop daily flights
between the San Francisco-Atlanta and Los Angeles-Minneapolis
routes. The Chicago-based carrier will use
The Boeing Company
) 737-800 jets to operate between Atlanta and San-Francisco.
) owned SkyWest airlines will operate a CRJ-700 regional aircraft
on behalf of united Express to provide the Los
United will also add another flight between Seattle and San
Francisco to increase the number of seats within the route by
more than 50%. Additionally, the carrier will also switch to
bigger aircraft for all its existing services between the
This domestic expansion comes quick on the heels of the
addition of several domestic routes within United Airlines'
network. Last month, the passenger carrier announced its plan to
expand its services from Chicago to Elmira, Topeka and States
San Francisco and Los Angeles are important hubs for United,
operating 300 and 200 daily flights respectively in its domestic
and international market. Last month, United disclosed its plan
to add daily non-stop flights between San Francisco and
Indianapolis from Jan 7, 2013 using Airbus A-319. In addition,
the company has recently received approval from the U.S.
Department of Transportation to offer non-stop flights from San
Francisco to Chengdu in China.
Delta Airlines Inc.
) recently declared that it will launch six new non-stop flights
between San Francisco and Seattle on Mar 29, 2014 and two
non-stop daily flights each from Seattle to Las Vegas and Los
We believe United launched the new route to compete with Delta
to attract the California bound business and leisure travellers.
Additionally, the new route will challenge Delta's dominance in
Atlanta and Minneapolis, two of the biggest hubs of the latter.
United currently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).
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