With the summer schedule ramping up, airlines are looking to make hay while the summer sun is shining. United Airlines is among those preparing their biggest transatlantic summer schedule
United Airlines Boeing 777-300ER arriving at Chicago O’Hare – Image, Economy Class and beyond.
In total, United will start or resume 30 transatlantic flights from mid-April to early June. This includes the addition of new nonstop flights to five destinations, including:
- Amman, Jordan – service three times a week with a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner.
- Bergen, Norway – service three times a week with a Boeing 757-200
- Azores, Portugal – Boeing 737 MAX 8
- Palma de Mallorca, Spain –Boeing 767-300ER
- Canary Islands of Tenerife – service three times a week with a Boeing 757-200
The airline is also launching five new nonstop flights to some of the Europe most popular business and tourist centers, including London, Milano, Zürich, Munich and kind. United is also taking over fourteen Atlantic routes the airline has historically served and adding frequencies on six others. Break down the changes:
- New daily flights between Boston and London Heathrowwhich started on the 14th April
- New daily flights between denver and Munichwhich started on the 23rd April
- New daily flights between Chicago and Zürichwhich started on the 23rd April
- New daily flights between New York/newark and kindfrom 29 April
- New daily flights between Chicago and Milanofrom 6 May
In addition to these new flights, United is increasing its services to popular European travel destinations, including:
- Second daily flights between New York/newark and Dublinwho started April 23.
- Second daily flights between denver and London Heathrowstart May 7.
- Second daily flight between New York/newark and Frankfurtstart May 26.
- A second flight between New York/newark and Rome five times a week, starting May 27.
- Addition of a third daily flight between San Francisco and London Heathrow and increase the service between New York/newark and London Heathrow to seven daily flights, starting May 28. With this additional service, United will offer 22 daily nonstop flights between the United States and London Heathrow.
United’s transatlantic route network will be more than 25% larger than it was in 2019.
In addition to these European routes, United is also strengthening its presence in Africa as part of this transatlantic expansion.
The 8 of May United will expand its service to offer daily flights between Washington/ Dulles and Accra, Ghana.
The airline will also extend its existing seasonal service to The cap to year-round operation, with non-stop flights from New York/newark resumed on the 5th Junesubject to government approval.
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Patrick Quaylesenior vice president of international network and alliances at United, said:
“We have long anticipated a strong recovery in demand, as evidenced by our extensive strategic expansion into Europeand with these new flights, we are proud to offer our customers more options and access than ever before,” said
“United continues to leverage its premier global network in new and exciting ways to help our customers create meaningful memories and experience new cultures around the world.”
A busy summer
With Asian networks still stifled, United is rotating countries across the Atlantic to help fill its seats in both directions of travel, with a mix of new and old destinations – and those officials revenue from United hopes to have seats filled with fare-paying passengers.
It will, however, be up to hubs and airports to keep pace – and this is already presenting a challenge in some places, with prolonged queues for passports and security.
It could be a very interesting summer ahead.
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