FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 8, 2009
United Airlines adds daily nonstop flight from KCI to San Francisco
The City of Kansas City, Mo., Aviation Department reports that United Airlines will begin new nonstop service from Kansas City International Airport to San Francisco International Airport beginning Oct. 25. The route will be operated once daily each way and is timed to provide passengers with convenient connections to United’s departures to Hawaii and Asia. United operates a hub at San Francisco International Airport with 258 daily departures to 71 nonstop destinations.
SkyWest Airlines will fly the new United Express route using 66-seat Bombardier CRJ700 aircraft featuring "explus," the first regional jet service with three distinct seating options, including the premium amenities of United First and extra legroom of Economy Plus®. "Explus" also features full-sized leather seats throughout, large overhead bins and spacious cabins.
Nonstop daily flights between Kansas City and San Francisco, effective Oct. 25, 2009:
- Kansas City to San Francisco: Departs at 8:51 a.m., and arrives at 10:45 a.m.
- San Francisco to Kansas City: Departs at 4:07 p.m., and arrives at 9:31 p.m.
United Airlines (NASDAQ: UAUA) operates over 3,300 flights a day on United and United Express to more than 200 U.S. domestic and international destinations from its hubs in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, Chicago and Washington, D.C. With key global air rights in the Asia-Pacific region, Europe and Latin America, United is one of the largest international carriers based in the United States. United also is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides connections for our customers to 912 destinations in 160 countries worldwide. United's 48,500 employees reside in every U.S. state and in many countries around the world. News releases and other information about United can be found at the company's Web site at united.com.
The Kansas City Airport System is an Enterprise Fund Department of the City of Kansas City, Mo., and is supported wholly by airport user charges. No general tax fund revenues are used for the administration, promotion, operation or maintenance of the airports in the system. Visit flykci.com.
For more information, contact Justin Meyer, Aviation Department, (816) 243-3160.