United Adding Nonstops From New Orleans To San Francisco

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — United Airlines says it is expanding its seasonal nonstop flights from New Orleans to San Francisco to a daily, year-round service starting in early June.

         United Airlines previously did not offer nonstop flights between New Orleans and San Francisco in the summer months. The company, in a news release, said beginning June 8, the connection will be available year-round.

         The flight is among dozens of new or expanded daily round-trips United plans to add to its domestic schedule this summer.

         “Starting this summer we're offering more flights, to more destinations at more convenient times than in recent memory,” said Scott Kirby, president of United Airlines. “And with bigger and more modern aircraft for many of our flights, we'll be getting you to the moments that matter most – relaxed and ready to go.”

         United is growing its domestic network by improving connectivity through its hubs, offering better products and scheduling optimal flight times, airline reps said. The new routes bring non-stop service to more cities giving customers more convenient travel options to some of the country's largest cities, and beyond, they said.

         NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune’s Jennifer Larino reports United Airlines was the fourth largest carrier at Louis Armstrong International Airport last year. About 14 percent of domestic travelers flying into and out of New Orleans were on United flights.

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