United celebrates 5 years of Dubai operations
Dubai, October 30, 2013
United Airlines, a major American airline, is celebrating the fifth anniversary of non-stop service between Dubai and its Washington/Dulles hub with a series of activities across the UAE.
Dave Hilfman, the senior VP (Sales) and Jim Mueller, VP (Atlantic and Pacific Sales) will host a number of events in Dubai for UAE customers and business partners including an anniversary reception, a golf tournament and a culinary demonstration by United Congress of Chefs member James Canora.
Since its inauguration on October 27, 2008, United’s Dubai-Washington/Dulles service has been in great demand, benefiting business travel, inward investment and trans-Atlantic trade between the Middle East and the US.
“United is committed to serving the Middle East, and we are proud to have completed five years of successful operations between Dubai and Washington/Dulles,” remarked Dave Hilfman.
“We continue to see strong customer support for the route in the US market, while UAE customers benefit from both direct access to Washington, DC, one of the most popular US tourism and business destinations, as well as unparalleled connectivity via our Dulles hub to cities throughout the Americas,” he noted
The UA977 flight takes off from Dubai daily at 12.10am and lands in Washington/Dulles at 6.30am the same day. On return, the UA976 flight departs Washington/Dulles daily at 6.35pm and arrives in Dubai at 3:35pm the next day (all times local).
United’s Dubai-Washington/Dulles service is operated by Boeing 777 aircraft configured with 8 seats in United Global First, 40 in United BusinessFirst, 110 in United Economy Plus and 108 in United Economy Class, said Hilfman.
"United Global First offers customers a higher level of privacy and comfort, a flat-bed seat, priority airport services and more-personal attention. The Global First seat reclines 180 degrees into a 6-foot, 6-inch/1.98-m long, 23.5-inch/60-cm wide flat-bed seat, with a personal on-demand entertainment system on a 15.4-inch/39cm video monitor," he explained.
"The other Global First amenities include laptop power, USB ports, noise-reduction headsets, additional storage compartments and a multi-course meal with complimentary wines," he added.-TradeArabia News Service