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United to offer lie-flat seating on all flights between Hawaii and 5 United hubs

Beginning this summer, United’s premium cabin customers on all overnight flights between Hawaii and Chicago, Denver, Houston, New York/Newark and Washington, D.C., will enjoy 180-degree flat-bed seats for a more relaxing and sleep-enhancing flight with custom-designed duvets and pillows provided by leading luxury specialty store and New York-bred retailer Saks Fifth Avenue.

United Polaris bedding lieflat

Beginning December 20, United will increase service from its hubs in Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles and San Francisco to Hawaii. The airline will continue operating its daily nonstop service to Honolulu from all seven domestic hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., plus Guam and Tokyo.

"As we celebrate our 70th anniversary in Hawaii this year, today's announcement carries a very special significance for our customers," said Jake Cefolia, United's vice president of Sales.

The Hawaiian Islands are an important part of United's history. With the maiden departure of a United DC-6 Mainliner from San Francisco to Honolulu in May 1947, United played a major role in helping to make Hawaii an easily accessible destination for tourism and business. In fact, United's West Coast hubs in Los Angeles and San Francisco will remain the country's largest gateways for connecting customers to Hawaii, and in December, United's Denver hub will be another primary interior gateway to Hawaii, offering customers the ability to get to Hawaii from more than 90 destinations in the U.S. and Canada.

Denver International Airport (DEN)

Beginning December 20, service between Denver and Kona (KOA), Lihue (LIH) and Maui (OGG) will increase from seasonal to daily year-round service. The airline will continue its year-round daily service from Denver to Honolulu.

DEN to Current New Schedule Starts
Honolulu (HNL) Daily, year round Daily, year-round Now flying
Kona (KOA) Seasonal only Increase to daily, year-round Dec. 20
Lihue (LIH) Seasonal only Increase to daily, year-round Dec. 20
Maui (OGG) Seasonal only Increase to daily, year-round Dec. 20

Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD)

Offering the only nonstop service between Chicago and Hawaii, United will increase service to Maui (OGG) to five times per week beginning December 20.

ORD to Current New Schedule Starts
Honolulu (HNL) Daily, year round Daily, year-round Now flying
Maui (OGG) Saturdays only Daily, year-round (except Tu/We) Dec. 20

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

From Los Angeles, United offers nonstop service to more Hawaiian Island destinations than any other airline. In addition to United's five times daily service to Honolulu, United will increase service between LAX and Hilo, Kona, Maui and Lihue beginning December 20. United is the only U.S. airline with nonstop service from LAX to Hilo, on the Island of Hawaii.

LAX to Current Schedule New Schedule Starts
Honolulu (HNL) 5 flights daily 5 flights daily Now flying
Hilo (ITO) 5 flights weekly Increase to daily Dec. 20
Kona (KOA) Daily Increase to 2 flights daily Dec. 20
Lihue (LIH) Daily Increase to 2 flights daily Dec. 20
Maui (OGG) 2 flights daily Increase to 3 flights daily Dec. 20

San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

From San Francisco, United offers more nonstop service to more Hawaiian Island destinations than any other airline. In addition to its five times daily service between SFO and Honolulu, United will increase service to Kona, Lihue and Maui beginning December 20.

SFO to Current New Starts
Honolulu (HNL) 5 flights daily 5 flights daily Now flying
Kona (KOA) 2 flights daily Increase to 3 flights daily Dec. 20
Lihue (LIH) 1 flight daily Increase to 2 flights daily, year-round Dec. 20
Maui (OGG) 3 flights daily Increase to 5 flights daily Dec. 20

There is no change to United's full-year 2017 capacity guidance.