Tourism/Transportation

United launches daily SJ/Chicago nonstop flights

With the addition of the Chicago flights, United will offer nonstop service between Puerto Rico and five of its hubs. With the addition of the Chicago flights, United will offer nonstop service between Puerto Rico and five of its hubs.

United Airlines today will begin daily nonstop flights from its hub at Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan.

Flight UA1688 will depart Chicago at 8:27 a.m. daily, arriving in San Juan at 3:05 p.m. The return flight, UA 1718, will depart San Juan at 3:55 p.m. and arrive in Chicago at 7:19 p.m. The service will be operated with Boeing 737-900 aircraft, with seating for 20 in United First, 51 in economy plus and 96 in economy.

Furthermore, United will begin additional seasonal nonstop service between Chicago and San Juan on Dec. 4, 2013. Flight UA1448 will depart Chicago O’Hare at 4:10 p.m. daily, arriving in San Juan at 10:48 p.m. The return flight, UA 1405, will depart San Juan at 7:05 a.m., arriving in Chicago at 10:29 a.m. The seasonal service will operate until Jan. 6, 2014.

“San Juan continues to be a popular United destination, and we’re very pleased to add these flights to increase travel options for customers in the Chicago market,” said Millie Uriarte, United’s director, Latin America Onshore & Caribbean Sales.

With the addition of the Chicago flights, United will offer nonstop service between Puerto Rico and five of its hubs. The airline already serves Puerto Rico nonstop from Cleveland, Houston, New York/Newark and Washington, D.C./Dulles.

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