2013-08-23 22:36:03 -
Contact: Jack Sibbach
Director of Marketing
Phone (208) 622 2183
New San Francisco/Sun Valley
Non-Stop Flights Begin December 12
United Express will serve the route winter and summer with regional jet service
Sun Valley, ID, August 23, 2013: Sun Valley Resort and Fly Sun Valley Alliance
announce that United Airlines will begin new daily non-stop seasonal winter and
summer service between San Francisco (SFO) and Sun Valley (SUN) effective
The United Express flights will be operated by SkyWest Airlines using a CRJ 700
regional jet aircraft with 66 seats; six in United First; 28 in United Economy
Plus and 32 in United Economy.
The new service between Sun Valley and United's San Francisco hub, which has
strong domestic and international connections, will run daily from December 12
through March 30 for the
2013-14 winter season and from July 2 through September
23 for the 2014 summer season.
"We are pleased to add Sun Valley to the list of worldwide resort destinations
United serves," Vic Kerckhoff, United's director of leisure sales, said.
"These new flights provide travelers from the San Francisco area and beyond with
convenient access to the wide variety of winter and summer recreational and
cultural activities Sun Valley has to offer."
The flight schedule for upcoming ski season will be:
*Departs SFO at 10:40 am, arrives SUN at 1:22 pm
*Departs SUN at 1:57, arrives SFO at 2:54 pm
"With these new non-stop flights, travelers can fly between San Francisco and
Sun Valley in just under two hours. Our community is very proud to welcome
United Express service into the Sun Valley market," said Eric Seder, Board
President of Fly Sun Valley Alliance, an organization engaged in strategic air
service development efforts for the Sun Valley area.
Passengers on the new United Express San Francisco flights to Sun Valley also
will receive great benefits from the Sun Valley Resort. For the upcoming winter
season, passengers who present their SFO-SUN boarding pass to the Sun Valley
ticket window receive a free demo /ski/board package or a free morning, two hour
group lesson the day following arrival. Some date restrictions apply.
Sun Valley has been a leading ski and summer resort for more than 77 years and
boasts one of the highest customer return rates in the industry. Sun Valley was
developed as the first destination ski resort in America in 1936, invented the
chairlift, and became known as "America's Shangri La" for its unique and
unrivaled combination of recreation, culture and facilities set amidst the
majestic beauty of the central Idaho Rockies. Sun Valley Resort has two ski
mountains with more than 2,000 acres of skiable terrain, world-class mountain
amenities, consistent snow, plenty of sunshine and no lift lines. Sun Valley
area is also known as a top Nordic ski destination, and is a designated US
Olympic/Paralympic Nordic Training Site where world-class skiers come to train.
This winter, Sun Valley's 78th ski season, the resort will offer a new Stay &
Ski Free Package beginning at $143 per person, per night, double occupancy. To
find out more about this package and other special winter packages go to
or call 800-786-8259.
For more information on Sun Valley Resort: www.sunvalley.com
To book the new SFO-SUN flights: www.united.com
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