Mineta San José International Airport announces new United Airlines nonstop service to Chicago and Newark starting March 9, 2017

Twice-Daily to Chicago and Once-Daily to Newark; Flights Begin March 9, 2017

San José, Calif., 2016-Aug-12 — /Travel PR News/ — United Airlines today announced nonstop service between Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) and both Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD)and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to begin March 9, 2017. Newark, United’s hub in the New York area, and Chicago, United’s hometown hub, are highly requested destinations by Silicon Valley business and leisure travelers. Tickets are available for purchase at www.united.com.

“We appreciate United Airlines’ continued commitment to San José by offering nonstop service to both Chicago and the New York area,” said San José Mayor Sam Liccardo. “Mineta San José International Airport serves a market of four million people, and is the closest and most convenient Bay Area airport for most Silicon Valley companies. We know our residents and businesses will appreciate United Airlines’ additional flights in San José, and the extra time that they can save by flying out of Silicon Valley’s airport.”

United will operate twice-daily service to Chicago and one daily flight to Newark using Boeing 737-800 aircraft equipped with United Wi-Fi and inflight entertainment options. The two-cabin aircraft offers 166 seats including 16 in United First, 96 in United Economy and 54 extra-legroom Economy Plus seats.

“Our customers have told us that service between Chicago, New York/Newark and San Jose is important to them,” said Anthony Toth, United’s managing director of Sales in California. “This new service, combined with new service from our joint venture partners, enables unmatched access to United’s domestic and international networks.”

The flights are conveniently scheduled to allow travelers more choices in departure and arrival time, and to support ongoing demand for travel between Silicon Valley and both Chicago and New York/Newark. Travelers also benefit with added flight connections to domestic and international destinations at these two United hubs. The flight information is as follows:

United to Launch Chicago and New York Area Flights from SJC

City Pair Departs Arrives Frequency
San Jose – Chicago O’Hare


Chicago O’Hare – San Jose

6:40 a.m. 1:50 p.m.


8:55 a.m. 7:15 p.m.

12:48 p.m. 7:55 p.m.


11:29 a.m. 9:51 p.m.

San Jose – Newark


Newark – San Jose

6:30 a.m.


4:05 p.m.

3:00 p.m.


7:40 p.m.


Flights begin March 9, 2017. United operates in SJC’s Terminal A.

“United is being responsive to Silicon Valley travelers by adding important new service to their hubs in Chicago and New York/Newark,” said Director of Aviation Kim Becker. “Our long-time partner has been successful with nonstop service from San José to other U.S. hubs in Denver and Houston, and we anticipate they will experience the same success with expansion to these two highly requested cities.”

United’s new flights contribute to economic benefits for both SJC and the region. Silicon Valley’s thriving airport creates an estimated 32,000 jobs annually in the San Jose area, and visitor spending each year generates $1.7 billion through hotel stays, dining, shopping, entertainment and ground transportation.

American Airlines offers three daily flights to Chicago O’Hare and Southwest Airlines offers daily service to Chicago Midway from SJC. New York area service from San Jose is offered on JetBlue with one daily flight to JFK; Alaska Airlines will launch daily service to Newark on March 12, 2017.

About United
United Airlines and United Express operate more than 4,500 flights a day to 339 airports across five continents. In 2015, United and United Express operated more than 1.5 million flights carrying more than 140 million customers. United is proud to have the world’s most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United operates more than 720 mainline aircraft, and this year, the airline anticipates taking delivery of 21 new Boeing aircraft, including 737 NGs, 787s and 777s. The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 192 countries via 28 member airlines. For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter or connect on Facebook. The common stock of United’s parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol UAL.

About Mineta San José International Airport
About Mineta San José International Airport Silicon Valley’s airport, a self-supporting enterprise owned and operated by the City of San José. SJC serves more than 10 million passengers annually, with 173 peak daily departures on 14 domestic and international carriers to 40 nonstop destinations.

SJC’s five-star customer service experience sets it apart from other Bay Area and U.S. airports. Airlines and passengers respond positively to SJC’s customer amenities, including modern terminal buildings, free and fast WiFi, comfortable seating with built-in power outlets, a luxurious, award-winning lounge open to all travelers, a duty free store offering an enhanced shopping experience, a rental car center conveniently located across from the terminals, and the Mobile Passport app and Global Entry kiosks to expedite arriving international passengers. Silicon Valley’s airport is located in San José, California’s third largest city and the nation’s tenth largest city. See SJC facts here. For more airport information, visit flysanjose.com.

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