United Plans Largest Transatlantic Expansion in its History

United has announced the largest transatlantic expansion in its history that will see the addition of 10 new flights and five new destinations—Amman, JordanBergen, Norway; AzoresPortugalPalma de MallorcaSpain and Tenerife in the Spanish Canary Islands. All of the new routes are set to begin in Spring 2022. Additionally, next year, United will add new flights to five popular European destinations: BerlinDublinMilanMunich and Rome. The airline will also launch seven routes that were interrupted due to the pandemic. Flights are subject to government approval.

The Chicago-based carrier will begin new capital to capital service between Washington, D.C. and Amman, Jordan, starting May 5. The airline will fly direct to Amman with service three times weekly with a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner.

Azores will become the third Portuguese destination to be served by the airline with brand new flights between New York/Newark and Ponta Delgada in the Azores beginning May 13. This daily service on the brand new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft joins United's existing flights to Porto, which will return in March, and Lisbon, which the airline is currently operating from New York/Newark and will resume from Washington, D.C. next summer.  

Beginning May 20, United will launch flights between New York/Newark and Bergen. The airline will offer three times weekly service on a Boeing 757-200.

United is expanding its Spanish beach getaway destinations with three times weekly flights between New York/Newark and Palma de Mallorca in the Balearic Islands, launching June 2 with a Boeing 767-300ER. This will add to United's existing service to Madrid and Barcelona.

Travelers looking for an additional new beach destination can enjoy the stunning black and white sand beaches of Spain's Canary Islands with United's new flight from New York/Newark to Tenerife. The service will be provided three times a week launching June 9 with a Boeing 757-200. 

The airline is also adding flights to some of Europe's most iconic cities in anticipation of a resurgence in visitors. Next spring, United will add new daily flights between Denver and Munich–joining existing service from Denver to Frankfurt and London which is expected to resume in March. New daily flights between Chicago and Milan will join existing seasonal flights between Chicago and Rome, while new daily capital to capital service between Washington, D.C. and Berlin will join other service to Berlin from New York/Newark. There will also be an additional daily flight from New York/Newark to Dublin and Rome.

In addition to these new routes, United will begin seven routes that were interrupted by the pandemic. Daily flights between San Francisco and Bangalore will begin May 26; while daily service between New York/Newark and Nice will start April 29. A second daily flight between New York/Newark and Frankfurt will begin April 23, while daily flights between Chicago and Zurich will start on April 23. Flights from Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and New York/Newark to Tokyo's Haneda airport are scheduled to begin operations from March 26.

For more information, visit www.united.com

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