LONDON, July 27, 2017 – As United celebrates 80 years of service in Denver, the airline has announced that it will introduce a daily nonstop service between London Heathrow and its Denver hub, during the period March 25 to October 27, 2018 (both dates westbound), subject to government approval.
Flight UA26 will depart London Heathrow daily at 11:40 a.m., arriving at Denver at 2:30 p.m. the same day. The return flight, UA27, will depart Denver daily at 5:35 p.m., arriving in London Heathrow at 9:40 a.m. the following day (all times local).
The flights will be operated by Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft with a total of 219 seats – 36 flat-bed seats in United Polaris business class and 183 in Economy, including 70 Economy Plus seats with added legroom and increased personal space.
“This new flight will strengthen our international route network and provide our U.K. customers with a nonstop service to one of our key hubs,” said Bob Schumacher, United Managing Director Sales U.K. and Ireland. “Our customers will benefit from additional connections via our Denver hub to points across the U.S. as well as popular destinations in and around Colorado and neighbouring states.”
Convenient Connecting Flights
The Denver flight has been conveniently timed to connect with an extensive network of services to destinations across the U.S., with more than 130 served nonstop.
Onboard Products and Services
United Polaris business class, United’s brand new business cabin, features a reimagined, sleep-enhancing experience for intercontinental travellers. The first phase of United Polaris is now available onboard and features an elevated inflight food and beverage experience, tranquil custom bedding from Saks Fifth Avenue and exclusive amenity kits with products from Soho House & Co’s Cowshed Spa.
United Economy Plus offers added legroom and increased personal space. Located near the front of the Economy cabin, the seats give the added benefit of allowing a swifter exit from the plane on arrival. Economy Plus seating is available on all trans-Atlantic flights.
United Economy offers complimentary food, soft drinks, juices, beer and wine, tea, coffee and inflight entertainment. On most aircraft, seats feature an adjustable headrest and a personal on-demand entertainment system.
From London/Heathrow, United currently operates up to 17 flights per day to six of its U.S. hubs: Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark/New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C./Dulles. The airline also offers nonstop services from Edinburgh, Manchester and Birmingham* to Newark/New York and on a seasonal basis from Edinburgh to Chicago as well as Glasgow to Newark/New York. *(Birmingham service operates until October 5, 2017)
United customers in the UK can book flights on this new service or on United’s other routes by visiting united.com or contacting United reservations on 0845 8444 777 or their travel agent.
United in Denver
With more than 58 million passengers travelling through the airport each year, Denver International Airport is the 18th-busiest airport in the world and the sixth-busiest airport in the United States. The airport is the primary economic engine for the state of Colorado, generating more than $26 billion for the region annually.
United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,500 flights a day to 338 airports across five continents. In 2016, United and United Express operated more than 1.6 million flights carrying more than 143 million customers. United is proud to have the world’s most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark/New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United operates 748 mainline aircraft and the airline’s United Express carriers operate 475 regional aircraft. The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to more than 190 countries via 28 member airlines. For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter or connect on Facebook. The common stock of United’s parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol “UAL”.