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United Airlines Launches Nonstop Summer Service from Washington to Madrid

June 05, 2014

WASHINGTON, June 5, 2014 – United Airlines today launches the Washington area’s only nonstop flights between the airline’s hub at Dulles International Airport and Madrid, with daily summer-season service through Sept. 4, 2014.

“We are excited to add new seasonal nonstop service from Dulles to Spain’s capital,” said Evan Koppel, United’s regional director of sales. “This new route will improve access for travelers between the U.S. and Spain, while offering Spanish travelers greater options for travel throughout the Americas.”

Flight Schedule

Flight 163 will depart Washington Dulles International Airport at 5:45 p.m., arriving at Madrid–Barajas Airport at 7:40 a.m. the following day (all times local). On the return, Flight 164 departs Madrid at 11:35 a.m., arriving in Washington at 2:30 p.m. the same day. Flight times are seven hours, 55 minutes eastbound and eight hours, 55 minutes westbound.

United will operate the service with Boeing 757-200 aircraft with a total of 169 seats – 16 flat-bed seats in United BusinessFirst and 153 seats in United Economy, including 45 Economy Plus extra-legroom seats.

United in Spain

United Airlines has been serving Spain for more than 20 years. In addition to the Washington–Madrid service, the airline operates New York/Newark-Madrid and New York/Newark-Barcelona service.

United in Washington Dulles

United offers nearly 270 daily departures from Washington Dulles to more than 100 airports throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. The airport also serves as United’s principal gateway to the Middle East, with the airline offering nonstop service to Kuwait and Dubai, and one-stop service to Bahrain and Doha. Since 2010, United has also added service from Dulles to several international destinations, including Manchester, England; Dublin; Guatemala City; San Jose, Costa Rica; and Madrid.

About United

            United Airlines and United Express operate an average of more than 5,200 flights a day to 369 airports across six continents. In 2013, United and United Express carried more passenger traffic than any other airline in the world and operated nearly two million flights carrying 139 million customers. United operates nearly 700 mainline aircraft and, in 2014, will take delivery of 35 new Boeing aircraft, including the B787-9 as the North American launch customer, and will welcome 27 new E175 aircraft to United Express. The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 195 countries via 26 member airlines. More than 85,000 United employees reside in every U.S. state and in countries around the world. For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter or connect on Facebook. The common stock of United's parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol UAL.

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