United Airlines says the expansion of its transatlantic network in summer 2024 will result in its largest summer schedule ever, which includes the first and only nonstop flight between New York/Newark and Faro, Portugal, and new flights to Reykjavik (subject to government approval). Brussels, Rome and Malaga.
The company will also return, two months ahead of schedule, nine of its most popular seasonal routes to Portugal, Italy, France and Spain, to give customers more time and options to explore Europe.
United reports that it flies to more transatlantic destinations than all other US carriers and remains the only airline to connect the United States directly with Dubrovnik, Malaga, Mallorca and Tenerife.
New service to Faro, Portugal
As of May 24, United will be the first and only airline to directly connect the United States to Faro, Portugal, with its new New York/Newark service.
The new flight will make it easier for American customers to visit the Algarve region in Portugal, which is home to some of the most beautiful beaches and impressive historical sites in the country. The flight will be carried out four times a week on a Boeing 757-200 aircraft.
United currently serves more destinations in Portugal than all U.S. carriers, with its current year-round service between New York/Newark and Lisbon, as well as seasonal service between Washington/Dulles and Lisbon, New York/Newark and Porto, and New York/Newark and Ponta Delgada, Azores.
New flights to Reykjavik, Rome, Brussels and Malaga
On May 23, United will resume seasonal flights between Reykjavik and New York/Newark for the first time since summer 2022. The flight will operate daily on a Boeing 757-200
Additionally, United will add flights to some of Europe’s most popular destinations, including a second daily flight between New York/Newark and Brussels, starting March 30 on a Boeing 757-200, and a second daily operation between Washington/Dulles and Rome, starting on May 23 on board a Boeing 767-300.
Additionally, United will increase service between New York/Newark and Malaga to daily service on a Boeing 757-200, beginning May 2.
Early start of seasonal service
While demand for transatlantic travel in the summer remains high, United is seeing more and more customers looking to travel in the spring season. Last spring (the period studied: from March 1 to May 31), United flew 33% more customers across the Atlantic than in 2022, and the airline expects that demand will only continue to grow in the spring of 2024.
To give customers more time and options to visit Europe, the airline is resuming several flights early on its most popular routes, including:
– Washington Dulles – Lisbon, Portugal – effective February 15
– Washington Dulles – Barcelona, Spain – as of February 15
– Washington Dulles – Rome, Italy – as of February 15
– New York/Newark – Nice, France – as of March 30
– Chicago/O’Hare – Rome, Italy – Effective March 30
– Chicago O’Hare – Milan, Italy – Effective March 30
– New York/Newark – Naples, Italy – as of April 5
– New York/Newark – Malaga – as of May 2
– San Francisco – Rome, Italy – as of May 2
-Continued growth in the Asia-Pacific and Latin America regions
Next summer, United’s Pacific network will grow by more than 30% with nonstop service to 15 destinations — including the airline’s newest routes between San Francisco and Manila and San Francisco and Beijing.
The company will also increase its Latin American flight schedule by 10% next summer, expanding some of its newest and most popular routes into the summer season. Highlights include new service between Denver and San Juan; Denver and Montego Bay; New York/Newark and Barbados, and New York/Newark and Curacao.
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