BOEING 777 SERVICE VIA DUBAI INCREASES CUSTOMERS' TRAVEL OPTIONS
With the departure today of flight 976, United Airlines will launch daily service between its Washington hub, Dulles International Airport, and Doha, Qatar, via Dubai.
The extension of the existing Dubai service to Doha is the first of three new, previously announced United services from Washington Dulles. The airline will introduce nonstop service between Dulles and Manchester, U.K. tomorrow, and between Dulles and Dublin, Ireland, on June 7.
"We are delighted to add Doha to United's global route network," said James Mueller, United's vice president Atlantic & Pacific Sales. "Our customers in both the U.S. and Qatar will benefit from increased travel opportunities and options with this new service."
United operates the Washington/Dulles-Dubai-Doha service with a Boeing 777 aircraft, which has a total of 269 seats - eight in United Global First, 40 in United BusinessFirstź and 221 in United Economyź, including 108 Economy Plusź seats with added legroom.
The schedule of the new daily service is as follows (all times local):
Doha is the fourth city in the Gulf region United serves. With nonstop or one-stop service also to Dubai, Kuwait City and Bahrain from Washington/Dulles, United serves more destinations in the Gulf region and Middle East than any other U.S. carrier.
Onboard Products and Services
United Global First offers customers a higher level of privacy and comfort, priority airport services and personal attention. Global First amenities include flat-bed seats, featuring an Audio/Video on Demand entertainment system, laptop power, USB ports, noise-reduction headsets, additional storage compartments and a multi-course meal with complimentary wines.
United BusinessFirstź offers superior business-class service and amenities, including BusinessFirstź seats that recline 180 degrees on most aircraft, and features an Audio/Video on Demand entertainment system, laptop power, USB ports and a multi-course meal with complimentary wines.
United Economyź offers complimentary food, soft drinks, juices, tea and coffee, as well as inflight entertainment. Each seat features an adjustable headrest and personal seat-back monitor delivering a multi-channel Audio/Video on Demand inflight entertainment system.
United Economy Plusź offers extra legroom. Located near the front of the Economy cabin, the seats give the added benefit of a swifter exit from the plane upon arrival.
Source = United Airlines