United to launch Dubai-US nonstop service

20 October 2008

United Airlines has announed that it will offer nonstop service from Dubai to Washington, DC from October 27. The carrier will fly the route seven times a week using a Boeing 777. 'We look at this market as a growing commerce and tourism hub,' Jeffrey Foland, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales told AME Info. 'We expect quite a bit of connecting business.' Discussing the company's overall strategy, Foland said the carrier is reducing its capacity to make sure it is aligned with the marketplace. It has no plans to add any new destinations at this time, but it is always looking to strengthen its international presence, he said. The carrier is currently transforming its international fleet with a multi-million dollar enhancement that includes on-demand entertainment and true flat-bed seats for first and business class customers.

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