United Airlines today announced a capacity purchase agreement for SkyWest Airlines, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of SkyWest, Inc., to operate 40 Embraer 175 aircraft under the United Express brand. SkyWest, Inc. will purchase the 40 76-seat aircraft with deliveries in 2014 and 2015. These aircraft are in addition to 30 Embraer 175 aircraft that United previously announced it will purchase and which will be operated by a United Express carrier, also scheduled for delivery between 2014 and 2015.
United Airlines today announced the launch of the MileagePlus Small Business Network, the first U.S. travel loyalty program that enables businesses to earn and redeem miles.
Participating businesses earn award miles by purchasing goods and services from more than a dozen of the program’s vendor partners, including leading providers of printing, shipping, credit card payment processing, office supplies and computing services.
United also today launched a bonus offer through which companies can obtain 1,000 bonus miles for enrolling in the MileagePlus Small Business Network and conducting transactions that earn at least 100 miles. A list of participating vendor firms is available at http://smallbusiness.unitedmileageplus.com/.
Businesses may use their earned miles to purchase travel awards and upgrades, bid for experiences through the MileagePlus Headliners auction program and shop for merchandise, newspaper and magazine subscriptions and dining awards. Companies can also buy, transfer or gift their miles or donate miles to a MileagePlus charity partner.
United Airlines announced today that it will begin daily flights from its hub at Chicagos OHare International Airport to the Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Nov. 5, 2013. The flight will depart Chicago at 8:20 a.m., arriving in San Juan at 2:57 p.m. The return flight will depart San Juan at 3:55 p.m. and arrive in Chicago at 7:13 p.m. The route will be operated with Boeing 737-900 aircraft with seating for 20 in United First, 51 in Economy Plus and 96 in Economy. The airline also announced that it will add a second daily flight for the holiday season from Dec. 4 – Jan. 5.