United Airlines is to add a sixth daily service between London Heathrow and New York Newark this summer.

The additional frequency will operate between April 5 and October 28, departing Heathrow at 1140 and arriving into Newark at 1505, before returning at 2130 and landing back into London at 0940 the following day.

The service will be operated by B767-300 aircraft configured with 30 business class seats and 184 in economy (of which 49 are Economy Plus).

The move means United will offer more flights per day between Heathrow and Newark Liberty International airport than any other carrier.

Commenting on the news Bob Schumacher, United’s Managing Director Sales – UK and Ireland, said:

“This additional flight continues to demonstrate the success of our services from Heathrow to the East Coast.

“Our New York hub provides our UK customers with more travel options, not only to the Big Apple, but also offers an extensive range of connections from Newark to destinations across the US and beyond.”

The additional service from Heathrow follows the recent axing of two of United’s UK routes – the carrier dropped its Belfast-Newark service at the start of this year, and will not resume its seasonal Manchester-Washington DC route this summer.

United’s full schedules on the Heathrow-Newark route this summer are as follows:

Flight no. From Destination Departure Arrival
UA883 London Heathrow New York/Newark 0840 1135
UA28 London Heathrow New York/Newark 1005 1310
UA76 London Heathrow New York/Newark 1140 1505
UA17 London Heathrow New York/Newark 1220 1525
UA941 London Heathrow New York/Newark 1600 1910
UA921 London Heathrow New York/Newark 1800 2105