United Airlines celebrates 15th anniversary of Birmingham - Newark, New York service

United Airlines has celebrated the 15th anniversary of their
daily service between Birmingham and Newark, New York
with the help of a Marilyn Monroe look-alike
Continental Airlines - which merged with United Airlines in
2010 - commenced the route back on Tuesday 15 July 1997
when Boeing 757 N12114 operated the inaugural flight
Passengers travelling on flight UA 027 to Newark, New York,
were joined by Bob Schumacher, United's Managing Director
Sales UK & Ireland who cut the birthday cake!
"We are proud to have served Birmingham for 15 years and
we thank the many customers who have flown with us during
that time," said Schumacher. "We owe our success to the
important Partnerships with trade and corporate customers
we have built over the past decade and a half, as well as the
hard work and dedication of our local sales and operations teams"
Paul Kehoe, Chief Executive Officer, Birmingham Airport,
said: "It is fantastic that we have today celebrated the 15th
anniversary of the United Airlines service from Birmingham
to Newark. This service has gone from strength to strength
over the years and we are looking forward to working closely
with United to welcome millions of more passengers on the route"
Boeing 757-224 N17128 operated today's flight with the
aircraft receiving a water canon "salute" from the Airport
Fire Service on its departure back to Newark
Thursday 12 July 2012


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