United begins largest transatlantic expansion in its history: 30 new or resumed flights in eight weeks

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    United Airlines 787united Launching its largest transatlantic expansion, pending a strong resumption of summer travel to Europe. In total, United will attack or resume 30 flights across the Atlantic From mid-April to early June.

    This includes adding new direct flights to five premium entertainment destinations not served by any other North American airline, including Amman, Jordan; Bergen, Norway; Azores, Portugal; Palma de Mallorca, Spain and Tenerife, Spain’s Canary Islands. The company is also launching five new direct flights to some of the most famous tourism and business hubs in Europe, including London, MilanZurich, Monaco and Nice. United is also resuming fourteen transatlantic routes the company has historically served and adding flights on six other routes.

    United’s transatlantic network will be 25% larger than it was in 2019. With this expansion, United will serve more transatlantic destinations than any other US airline combined and will be the largest transatlantic airline for the first time in history. “United States of America.

    Patrick Coyle, Senior Vice President International Services, said: “We have long anticipated a strong rebound in demand, highlighted by our broad strategic expansion into Europe, and with these new flights, we are proud to offer our customers more choice and access than ever before. “. Network and Alliances at United. “United continues to leverage its pioneering global network in new and exciting ways to help our clients create meaningful memories and experience new cultures around the world.”

    United will start a new service between Washington DC/Dallas and AmmanJordan on May 5. United is the first airline to offer direct service between Amman and Washington DC/Dallas and will be the only North American carrier to fly three times a week to Oman on the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner.

    United will add a third Portuguese destination to its global network with new flights between New York, Newark and Ponta Delgada In the Azores starting May 13. The airline will offer more flights between the US and Portugal than any other airline in North America and will be the only North American airline flying to the Azores. This joins United’s existing flights between New York/Newark and Porto and its flights between Washington Dulles, New York/Newark and Lisbon. United will fly the new Boeing 737 MAX 8 featuring a new exclusive United interior with improved seat back entertainment, Bluetooth connectivity and more space.

    From May 20, United will become the only US carrier to fly to Norway with flights departing between New York/Newark and Bergen. Three times a week, United will offer service with Boeing 757-200s, allowing customers to experience the surrounding mountainous landscapes of Bergen and the fjords. United will provide the only direct service between Bergen and the United States.

    United is expanding its holiday destinations in Spain with flights three times a week between New York/Newark and Palma de Mallorca In the Balearic Islands, from June 2 aboard a Boeing 767-300ER. This will be the first and only direct flight between the United States and Mallorca and will add to United’s existing services to Madrid and Barcelona.

    Travelers can enjoy the beaches of the Spanish Canary Islands with United’s new flight from New York / Newark to Tenerife. United will be the only airline to fly non-stop between the Canary Islands and North America with service three times a week beginning June 9 on a Boeing 757-200. Combined with the new service to Palma de Mallorca, United will fly to more Spanish destinations from North America than any other airline.

    In light of the growing demand for travel in Europe, United is also introducing new services to some of Europe’s most popular cities, including:

    – New daily flights between Boston and London Heathrow began on April 14, United’s only trans-oceanic flight from Boston. This flight complements United’s direct service to London Heathrow from all seven United hubs.
    New daily flights between Denver and Munich, starting April 23 in addition to existing service from Denver to Frankfurt and London. United is the only US airline to offer transatlantic service from Denver.
    New daily flights between Chicago and Zurich began on April 23. United now offers direct service between Switzerland and the United States and is the only US airline to provide direct service to Geneva.
    New daily flights between New York/Newark and Nice, starting April 29.
    – New daily flights between Chicago and Milanstarting May 6, plus current seasonal flights between Chicago and Rome. United will be the only airline to offer direct service between Chicago and Milan, adding to its existing services between New York/Newark and Milan.

    In addition to these new flights, United is increasing its services to popular European travel destinations, including:

    The second daily flight between New York/Newark and Dublin began on April 23.
    – Second daily flight between Denver and London Heathrow, starting May 7.
    – Second daily flight between New York/Newark and Frankfurt, starting May 26.
    – Second flight between New York / Newark and Rome Five times a week, starting 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 starting May 28. With this additional service, United will offer 22 daily non-stop flights from the US to London Heathrow.

    In addition to these European routes, United is also increasing its presence in Africa as part of this transatlantic expansion. On May 8, United will increase its services to offer daily flights between Washington/Dallas and Accra, Ghana. The airline will also extend its current seasonal services to Cape Town throughout the year, with direct flights resuming from New York/Newark on June 5, subject to government approval.

    United Airlines and Singapore Airlines strengthen their relationship

    Star Alliance Members United Airlines And Singapore Airlines (SIA) They announced their expansion common code agreementmaking it easier for customers to travel to multiple cities in the USA, Southeast Asia and other destinations in the Asia Pacific region.

    Travelers can now enjoy codeshare flights to 19 diverse and rapidly growing new cities, ideal for business and leisure travelers alike, taking advantage of Singapore Airlines and United Airlines networks. From April 26, 2022, United customers will be able to connect to nine new token-sharing destinations in the SIA Group network. SIA customers can call on United flights from Los Angeles to 10 new codeshare destinations in the United States.

    “United continues to provide important links to Asia, and we are the only US airline to fly direct to Singapore from the US, with our direct flight from San Francisco to Singapore,” said Patrick Coyle, Senior Vice President, International Network and Alliance, United. “We are excited to expand our partnership with Singapore Airlines and offer our customers greater convenience and access to world-class destinations in the region.”

    “SIA’s partnership with United is an integral part of our growth strategy,” said Joan Tan, Senior Vice President of Marketing Planning, Singapore Airlines. “Expanding the codeshare agreement will provide SIA and United customers with a wide range of options and connections, as well as seamless transportation for business or leisure travel. This will also help strengthen the deep and long-standing relationship between Singapore and the United States.”

    Subject to regulatory approvals, exchange flights will gradually be made available for sale through the airlines’ booking channels.

    (United Airlines press office – Image credits: United Airlines)

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