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United Airlines Launches Third Daily Flight Between Ithaca, New York and Washington, D.C.

Friday, April 26, 2019

 United Airlines will launch its third daily flight between Washington Dulles (IAD) and Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport (ITH) on Monday, April 29, further strengthening its domestic route network by offering more ways for customers to connect between Washington D.C. and Ithaca. The new route will be operated by CommutAir as United Express with an ERJ-145 regional aircraft. From its hub at Washington Dulles, United and United Express offers customers access to more than 70 cities across the United States and nearly 40 destinations in Asia, Europe and Latin America.

“We’re continuously looking at opportunities to expand our domestic and international route network and because there is significant customer demand we have added a third daily flight to connect our customers conveniently between Ithaca and Washington Dulles,” said Jill Kaplan, United’s President of New York and New Jersey. “Ithaca is a vital economic engine for business and tourism in Upstate New York and United Airlines is thrilled to expand our service and offer customers the only non-stop services between Washington, D.C. and Ithaca.”

“Once again, United Airlines is responding to our community’s needs to connect with the world!” said Martha Robertson, Chair of the Tompkins County Legislature. “By adding this third daily flight, United is making it even more convenient for Tompkins County residents to welcome family and friends – and business – to Ithaca and hundreds of opportunities to easily connect to the world at its Washington Dulles hub.”

“Increased service to Washington, D.C. will make it easier for Ithaca to stay connected – not just to our federal government, but to the increasingly vibrant economy of the DMV area and to the family members that Ithacans have in the area,” noted City of Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick. “Continued expansion makes it easier than ever to fly ITH!”

“We are thrilled to see United adding additional flights to Washington, D.C., added Larry Baum, Board Chair of Tompkins County Area Development (TCAD). “This shows United’s continuing commitment to the vitality of the Tompkins County economy.”

United’s third daily flight to Ithaca is just a sample of the growth at Washington Dulles. Beginning May 22, United will start new nonstop service, three-times weekly between Washington Dulles and Tel Aviv on a Boeing 777-200 aircraft. United's addition of the Tel Aviv flight brings back a connection to the Middle East that has not existed at the hub since January 2016. Additionally, earlier this year United has or will add new service from Washington Dulles to Chattanooga, Miami, Plattsburgh, Wilmington (North Carolina), and several other domestic destinations as the airline boosts connecting traffic at the hub.

Every customer. Every flight. Every day.
In 2019, United is focusing more than ever on its commitment to its customers, looking at every aspect of its business to ensure that the carrier keeps customers' best interests at the heart of its service. In addition to today's announcement, United recently announced that luxury skincare line Sunday Riley will make products exclusively for United customers to experience in amenity kits, released a re-imagined version of the most downloaded app in the airline industry and made DIRECTV free for every passenger on 211 aircraft, offering more than 100 channels on seat back monitors on more than 30,000 seats.

About United
United’s shared purpose is “Connecting People. Uniting the World.” We are more focused than ever on our commitment to customers through a series of innovations and improvements designed to help build a great experience: Every customer. Every flight. Every day. Together, United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,900 flights a day to 355 airports across five continents. In 2018, United and United Express operated more than 1.7 million flights carrying more than 158 million customers. United is proud to have the world's most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United operates 779 mainline aircraft and the airline's United Express carriers operate 569 regional aircraft. United is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 193 countries via 28 member airlines. For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter and Instagram or connect on Facebook. The common stock of United's parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the Nasdaq under the symbol "UAL".