United Airlines launches its new daily flights between Houston and Santiago, Chile, this Sunday, offering the only nonstop service between the airline’s principal Latin American gateway and the Chilean capital.
“The new Santiago service is a great addition to United’s Latin American route portfolio,” said John Slater, United’s vice president of sales for the Americas. “These flights will not only give Houston-area travelers nonstop access to Santiago but will also provide convenient one-stop connections at the hub to and from dozens of cities in United’s global route network, including key markets such as Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington and Tokyo.”
Flight 847 will depart Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston daily at 9:35 p.m., arriving at Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport in Santiago at 10:10 a.m. the following day (all times local.) On the return, flight 846 will depart Santiago at 11 p.m., arrive in Houston at 5:55 a.m. the next day.
United will operate the flights using Boeing 767-300 aircraft with a total of 214 seats – 30 flat-bed seats with 180-degree recline in United BusinessFirst and 184 seats in United Economy, including 49 Economy Plus extra-legroom seats. Every customer on the aircraft will have personal on-demand in-seat entertainment.
In addition to the new Santiago service, United is also adding flights to other destinations in Latin America and the Caribbean from several of its hubs. New daily flights between Denver and Panama City, Panama, began on Dec. 3. The airline will also launch new weekly flights from Chicago to Belize City, Belize, and from Houston to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.