United adding new route from San Francisco; increasing winter seasonal service
United Airlines Worldwide Media Relations
Aviation Director, Eagle County Regional Airport
Chair, EGE Air Alliance
Aug. 9, 2017 – United Airlines has announced new nonstop service from San Francisco (SFO) to Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE) for the winter season. Customers can begin purchasing tickets now.
The route will operate roundtrip Saturdays and Sundays between Dec. 23 and Jan. 7, 2018 and again between Feb. 15 and March 25, 2018; and Saturdays only from Jan. 8 through Feb 14, 2018. Initial service will be offered on a CR7 regional aircraft.
“United is pleased to now offer our Bay Area customers with convenient access to beautiful Vail, Colorado from our San Francisco hub” said Jake Cefolia, United’s vice president of Sales. “In addition to new service from San Francisco, we are increasing service to Vail from Chicago O’Hare and up gauging flights to mainline aircraft from Denver-connecting more customers to world-class skiing”.
United’s increased service to Vail from Chicago O’Hare (ORD) is going from twice weekly to daily service between Feb. 15 to April 2, 2018. In addition, two of the three daily flights from Denver will now be served by larger mainline aircraft, primarily the Airbus A320 offering a substantial increase in seat capacity on these flights.
“Flights from the Bay Area have been a top priority for the EGE Air Alliance and the Eagle County Regional Airport for a number of years, and we are very excited to partner with the airport and United to make this new service a success,” said Mike Brumbaugh, chair of the EGE Air Alliance.
"It's exciting times for Eagle County and the Vail region as the Eagle County Regional Airport will now be offering nonstop service to at least 14 cities during the peak winter season,” said Kip Turner, aviation director for the airport. “United continues to be a valued partner with these enhanced offerings of air service opportunities in the Eagle/Vail market, and we anticipate this new service will be well received for those traveling in and out of the area,” he said.
For more information on EGE, including complete flight schedules, visit www.flyvail.com.