United Airlines will offer a record transatlantic offering this summer.
The carrier says that its route network will be more than 25 per cent larger than it was in 2019, and it says it will serve more transatlantic destinations than every other US carrier combined.
The airline is expanding its services to Europe, launching nonstop daily flights to London, Milan, Zurich, Munich and Nice. The airline has already launched flights between Boston and London Heathrow; Denver and Munich; and Chicago and Zurich.
On April 29 it will commence daily flights between New York Newark and Nice, followed by daily flights between Chicago and Milan on May 6.
The airline will also increase services to a variety of European travel destinations. These include:
- Second daily flight between Denver and London Heathrow, beginning May 7.
- Second daily flight between New York/Newark and Frankfurt, beginning May 26.
- Second flight between New York/Newark and Rome five-times-weekly, beginning May 27.
- Adding a third daily flight between San Francisco and London Heathrow and increasing service between New York/Newark and London Heathrow to seven daily flights, beginning May 28. With this additional service, United will offer 22 daily nonstop flights from the U.S. to London Heathrow.
Patrick Quayle, senior vice president of international network and alliances at United, commented:
“We have long anticipated a strong demand recovery, evidenced by our large, strategic expansion in Europe, and with these new flights, we’re proud to offer our customers more options and access than ever before.
“United continues to leverage its leading global network in new and exciting ways to help our customers make meaningful memories and experience new cultures around the world.”
The network will also include new nonstop flights to leisure destinations including Amman in Jordan, Bergen in Norway, Azores in Portugal, Palma de Mallorca in Spain and Tenerife in the Canary Islands.
United also said that it will grow its presence in Africa, launching daily flights between Washington/Dulles and Accra in Ghana on May 8.
It will also extend its seasonal service to Cape Town to year-round, with nonstop flights from New York Newark resuming June 5 “subject to government approval”.