United to add 757 service between Chicago and Scotland

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A United Airlines 757 passes a billboard on approach to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Jan. 17, 2013.

A United Airlines 757 passes a billboard on approach to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Jan. 17, 2013.

United Airlines will add non-stop service from its Chicago O’Hare hub to Edinburgh, Scotland.

The seasonal service will begin May 22 and run through Oct. 5. United will fly up to five flights a week on the route using 169-seat Boeing 757-200 jets. The aircraft will have 16 flat-bed seats in United BusinessFirst and 153 in United Economy, including 45 Economy Plus. United says scheduled flight times are 7 hours, 45 minutes eastbound and 8 hours, 35 minutes westbound.

MORE: United adds two new cities in Chicago O’Hare expansion

“We’re pleased to add Chicago-to-Edinburgh non-stop service to United’s extensive trans-Atlantic route network,” Brian Znotins, United’s VP of network, says in a release. “In addition to providing a direct link between the two cities, the new flights are conveniently timed to provide connections in Chicago to and from more than 125 destinations across North, Central and South America and the Caribbean.”

The new route comes amid something of a growth spurt at O’Hare for United, which says it now has added 11 routes from Chicago since the beginning of 2013.

Courtesy of USA Today

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