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United Airlines adds 2 brand-new destinations to its network

United Airlines has added 2 brand-new destinations in its network. United is targeting leisure travellers to these two outdoor friendly destinations.

Bishop service

Starting 16th December 2021 and running through 26th March 2022, United Airlines will fly to the Eastern Sierra Regional Airport near Bishop, California, from 3 of its hubs: Denver, San Francisco and Los Angeles. This will mark the 1st commercial service that the airport has seen this century. All the 3 routes will operate daily through the winter season. United’s regional partner Skywest Airlines will operate these routes using a 70-seater CRJ-700 regional jet.

The flight schedule of Denver-Bishop-Denver route is:

  • Denver-Bishop
  • Departure time: 11:15
  • Arrival time: 12:40
  • Flight time: 2 hours and 25 minutes
  • Flight number: UA5808
  • Frequency: Daily
  • Bishop-Denver
  • Departure time: 13:16
  • Arrival time: 16:31
  • Flight time: 2 hours and 15 minutes
  • Flight number: UA5335
  • Frequency: Daily

The flight schedule of San Francisco-Bishop-San Francisco route is:

  • San Francisco-Bishop
  • Departure time: 08:57
  • Arrival time: 10:19
  • Flight time: 1 hour and 22 minutes
  • Flight number: UA5694
  • Frequency: Daily
  • Bishop-San Francisco
  • Departure time: 10:55
  • Arrival time: 12:20
  • Flight time: 1 hour and 25 minutes
  • Flight number: UA5244
  • Frequency: Daily

The flight schedule of Los Angeles-Bishop-Los Angeles route is:

  • Los Angeles-Bishop
  • Departure time: 14:30
  • Arrival time: 15:48
  • Flight time: 1 hour and 18 minutes
  • Flight number: UA5435
  • Frequency: Daily
  • Bishop-Los Angeles
  • Departure time: 16:36
  • Arrival time: 18:00
  • Flight time: 1 hour and 24 minutes
  • Flight number: UA5700
  • Frequency: Daily

Flights to Bishop will replace the airline’s suspended service to Mammoth Yosemite Airport which will no longer support commercial air service, according to United. This means the travellers headed to Mammoth will need to route through Bishop.

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Lewiston service

Starting 5th October 2021, United Airlines will operate year-round service from Denver to Lewiston-Nez Perce County Airport in Lewiston, Idaho. The United flight will mark the airport’s second commercial service, joining Delta’s existing nonstop service from Salt Lake City.

United Express partner Skywest Airlines will deploy a 50-seat CRJ-200 outfitted in an all-coach 2-2 configuration on flights to Lewiston. The flight schedule of Denver-Lewiston-Denver route is:

  • Denver-Lewiston
  • Departure time: 19:30
  • Arrival time: 20:29
  • Flight time: 1 hour and 59 minutes
  • Flight number: UA5393
  • Frequency: Daily
  • Lewiston-Denver
  • Departure time: 06:15
  • Arrival time: 09:05
  • Flight time: 1 hour and 50 minutes
  • Flight number: UA5375
  • Frequency: Daily

The move to boost flights to airports near outdoor activities aligns with the carrier’s pandemic-era network strategy.

Bishop, located in California’s Eastern Sierra region, is within close proximity to the Mammoth ski area, a major skiing and snowboarding destination, which is approximately an hour-long drive from Bishop. Near Lewiston, there are recreational areas, state parks, vineyards and other attractions. Lewiston will be the airline’s 5th destination in Idaho, joining service to Boise, Idaho Falls, Sun Valley and Twin Falls.

Meanwhile, United Airlines recently announced 3 brand-new routes between California and Florida.

Featured image by United

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