United Airlines to Launch or Resume 30 Transatlantic Flights by June

United Airlines will launch or resume 30 transatlantic flights from mid-April through early June. This comprises the addition of nonstop flights to five destinations no other North American airline serves, including Amman, Jordan; Bergen, Norway; Azores, Portugal; Palma de Mallorca, Spain; and Tenerife in Spain’s Canary Islands. The airline is also launching five nonstop flights to London, Milan, Zurich, Munich and Nice. The airline is also restarting 14 Atlantic routes, besides adding frequencies in six others.

United’s transatlantic route network is expected to be 25 percent larger than it was in 2019. With this expansion, United says it will serve more transatlantic destinations than every other U.S. carrier combined and will be the largest airline across the Atlantic.

United will launch new capital-to-capital service between Washington, D.C.-Dulles and Amman on May 5. Customers will be able to explore the historical sites in and around Amman, besides Petra, the Dead Sea and the Wadi Rum Desert. The airline will offer three times weekly service on a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner.

A third Portuguese destination will be added to United’s global network with the launch of flights between New York/Newark and Ponta Delgada in the Azores starting May 13. This joins the airline’s existing flights between New York/Newark and Porto, and its flights between Washington Dulles, New York/Newark and Lisbon. United will fly a new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft.

United will launch flights between New York/Newark and Bergen starting May 20. Flights will operate three times weekly on a Boeing 757-200. It will offer three times weekly service between New York/Newark and Palma de Mallorca in the Balearic Islands beginning June 2 on a Boeing 767-300ER. This will add to United’s existing services to Madrid and Barcelona. United’s new flight from New York/Newark to Tenerife will launch on June 9. The airline will offer flights three times a week on a Boeing 757-200 aircraft.

In light of the increased demand for European travel, United is also launching new service to several cities in Europe. New daily flights between Boston and London-Heathrow began on April 14. The service is United’s only trans-oceanic point-to-point flight from Boston. This flight complements its nonstop service to London Heathrow from all seven of United’s hubs.

United launched daily flights between Denver and Munich on April 23. The route joins existing service from Denver to Frankfurt and London. United is the only U.S. airline to offer transatlantic service from Denver.

The airline introduced daily flights between Chicago and Zurich on April 23. United offers more nonstop service between Switzerland and the U.S. than any other U.S. airline; it is the only U.S. airline with nonstop service to Geneva.

United will offer new daily flights between New York/Newark and Nice starting April 29. New daily flights between Chicago and Milan, beginning May 6, will join existing seasonal flights between Chicago and Rome. United will be the only airline to offer nonstop service between Chicago and Milan, adding to its existing service between New York/Newark and Milan.

United is also increasing service to European destinations, including: second daily flights between New York/Newark and Dublin, which began April 23; second daily flights between Denver and London-Heathrow, beginning May 7; second daily flight between New York/Newark and Frankfurt, beginning May 26; and a second flight between New York/Newark and Rome five time a week, beginning May 27.

The airline will be adding a third daily flight between San Francisco and Heathrow, and increasing service between New York/Newark and Heathrow to seven daily flights, beginning May 28. With this additional service, there will be 22 daily nonstop flights from the U.S. to London Heathrow.

As part of this transatlantic expansion, United is also growing its presence in Africa. On May 8, it will increase its service to offer daily flights between Washington-Dulles and Accra, Ghana. The existing seasonal service to Cape Town will be extended to year-round, with nonstop flights from New York/Newark resuming June 5, subject to government approval.

For more information, visit united.com.

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