United has announced three new nonstop routes between the US and Europe.
The carrier will launch a year-round daily service from San Francisco to Amsterdam, United’s fifth route to the Netherlands (joining flights from Chicago, Houston, Newark and Washington) and the only nonstop flight between the two destinations by a US airline.
The route will launch on March 31, 2019, with flights departing San Francisco at 1455, landing into Amsterdam Schiphol at 1020 the following day. The return leg will leave the Dutch capital at 1450, arriving back into the US at 1650. Flights will be operated by B787-9 aircraft.
United will also launch two summer seasonal routes from Newark to Naples (operating between May 22 and October 4, 2019) and Prague (operating between June 6 and October 4, 2019).
The carrier will be the only airline offering nonstop flights between the US and Naples, with daily flights departing Newark at 1725, arriving into Naples at 0805 the following day. The return leg will leave the southern Italian city at 1010, landing back into the US at 1405. Flights will be operated by B767-300 aircraft.
Daily flights to Prague will depart Newark at 1805, landing into the Czech capital at 0825 the following day, with the return leg leaving Prague at 1010, landing back into Newark at 1330. lights will be operated by B767-300 aircraft.
Rival US carrier Delta recently announced plans for transatlantic expansion, including a new route between Tampa and Amsterdam.