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United celebrates silver at Heathrow



Posted on: 11 Apr 2016

United’s first scheduled flight to Heathrow, a Boeing 747 aircraft from Washington, D.C., landed on April 4, 1991, followed by flights arriving from New York/JFK, San Francisco and Miami later that same day.

Since then United, which now operates up to 17 flights a day from Heathrow to six of its U.S. hubs - Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco and Washington, D.C./Dulles - has carried over 42 million customers on more than 233,000 flights to and from the airport.

The Heathrow milestone came in the same week as United’s 90th birthday. The airline operated its first flight from Pasco, Washington, to Boise, Idaho, on April 6, 1926.

In addition to its Heathrow service, United offers non-stop service from Manchester to New York/Newark and (on a seasonal basis) Washington/Dulles, from Edinburgh to New York/Newark and (on a seasonal basis) Chicago, from Belfast, Birmingham and Glasgow to New York/Newark, and from Newcastle to New York/Newark (on a seasonal basis).