United hits the two million passenger milestone in Twentieth Year of Birmingham - New York flights

United Airlines have announced that more than two million passengers have now
flown between Birmingham Airport and New York Newark Liberty Airport as the
airline approaches its twentieth anniversary serving the route

Operating non-stop transatlantic flights from Birmingham Airport since Tuesday
15 July 1997, United Airlines provides direct access to New York Newark, with
onward connections to over 300 destinations throughout North, Central and South
America and the Caribbean, including more than 100 served non-stop from Newark
Airport. Popular onward destinations taken by Birmingham Airport passengers
include Las Vegas, San Francisco and Los Angeles

Commenting on these milestones, William Pearson, Aviation Director for Birmingham
Airport, said: "United Airlines serves vital transatlantic connections for the region's
business and leisure communities and has shown unwavering commitment to
Birmingham over the last twenty years. Providing non-stop flights to New York gives
customers a reliable service and flexibility with a Star Alliance airline, boosting our
economy by plugging the Midlands Engine into global opportunities"

"United is proud to have served Birmingham Airport for almost two decades, and we
thank all of our customers who have chosen to fly with us during this time," said
Bob Schumacher, United's Managing Director Sales - U.K. & Ireland. Our non-stop
service offers customers in the Midlands access not only to New York City but also to
hundreds of other destinations throughout the Americas via United's Newark hub"

Flight UA026 departs Birmingham daily at 0900 and arrives at New York Newark at
1225 the same day. The return flight, UA027, departs New York Newark daily at
1925 and arrives in Birmingham at 0710 the next day - all times local

The flights from Birmingham are operated by Boeing 757-200 aircraft featuring
169 seats - 16 in United BusinessFirst® and 153 in United Economy®, including
45 Economy Plus® seats with added legroom
Wednesday 8 February 2017


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