United Airlines has announced plans to second daily nonstop service from its New York hub, Newark Liberty International Airport, to Brussels, Belgium. The new service will operate next summer beginning May 5 to October 28, 2016 (both dates eastbound).
The additional New York/Newark - Brussels flight, UA44, will depart New York/Newark daily at 9:30 p.m., arriving at Brussels 11:30 a.m. the following day. The return flight, UA45, will depart Brussels at 1:30 p.m., arriving at New York/Newark at 4:20 p.m. the same day. Flight times will be eight hours to Brussels and eight hours 50 minutes to New York/Newark (all times are local).
Flights departing between May 5 and May 24 and between September 7 and October 28, 2016, will take off on Boeing 757-200 aircraft with a total of 169 seats – 16 flat-bed seats in United BusinessFirst and 153 in United Economy, including 45 extra-legroom United Economy Plus seats. From May 25 to September 6, 2016, flights will be on Boeing 767-300 aircraft with a total of 214 seats – 30 flat-bed seats in United BusinessFirst and 184 seats in United Economy, including 49 Economy Plus seats.
Like United’s existing service between New York/Newark and Brussels, the second daily service will be part of United’s transatlantic joint venture with Star Alliance partners Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa, Austrian, SWISS and Air Canada.
United’s current New York/Newark-Brussels flight, UA999, departs New York/Newark daily at 6:35 p.m., arriving in Brussels at 7:50 a.m. the following day. UA998, departs Brussels at 10:10 a.m., arriving at New York/Newark at 12:45 p.m. the same day (all times local). UA999 and UA998 are operated by Boeing 777-200 aircraft with a total of 267 seats – 50 flat-bed seats in United BusinessFirst and 217 seats in United Economy, including 72 Economy Plus seats.