United Announces New Summer 2018 Flights to Europe

Zurich, Switzerland
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United Airlines has announced new nonstop seasonal service to four popular European destinations including Reykjavik, Iceland, Porto, Portugal, Edinburgh, Scotland, and Zurich, Switzerland.

The summer 2018 schedule allows travelers more travel options from the company’s New York/Newark, San Francisco, and Washington/Dulles hubs. 

While the new flights are still waiting government approval, they are now available for purchase. 


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United has also added daily service between Los Angeles and Singapore and between New York/Newark and Buenos Aires starting October 2017 and in January 2018, will begin daily nonstop service between Houston and Sydney, pending government approval. 

New York/Newark (EWR) to Porto, Portugal (OPO)

The daily nonstop service between Newark Liberty International Airport and Porto will fly via Boeing 757 aircraft. Flight times will be 7 hours 5 minutes eastbound and 8 hours westbound. Flights are scheduled May 4-October 4.

New York/Newark (EWR) to Reykjavik, Iceland (KEF)

Flights between Newark and Reykjavik will depart daily on a Boeing 757 aircraft. Flight times will be 5 hours 40 minutes eastbound and 6 hours 10 minutes westbound. Flights are schdeudled to run May 23 - October 4. 

San Francisco (SFO) to Zurich, Switzerland (ZRH)

The daily nonstop flights between San Francisco International Airport  and Zurich, Switzerland will operate on a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft. Flight times for the Zurich service will be 11 hours eastbound and 11 hours 50 minutes westbound. United also offers daily year-round service between Zurich and New York/Newark and Washington/Dulles. United's San Francisco service is timed for roundtrip connections beyond Zurich including Delhi, Milan, Athens and Geneva with SWISS, a member of Star Alliance. Flights are scheduled for June 7 – October 27.

Washington/Dulles (IAD) to Edinburgh, Scotland (EDI)

Flying between Washington Dulles International Airport and Edinburgh, Scotland, the nonstop flights will run be 7 hours 15 minutes eastbound and 8 hours westbound. United also offers seasonal summer service to Edinburgh from Chicago and year-round service from New York/Newark. Flights are scheduled May 23 – October 4. 

Seasonal service from Chicago, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. extended

The airline is extending its 2018 trans-Atlantic summer route schedule from Chicago, San Francisco and Washington/Dulles by making flights available earlier and operating through late October 2018. Daily seasonal service between Chicago and Edinburgh and between San Francisco and Munich begins May 4 and ends Oct. 26, 2018 and Seasonal service between Chicago and Dublin and between Washington/Dulles and Lisbon, Portugal will start April 9, 2018 and end Oct.26, 2018. 

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