CHICAGO- United Airlines (UA) is expanding its leading transatlantic network with its most extensive summer 2024 schedule to date. This schedule includes the launch of the only non-stop flight between New York/Newark and Faro, Portugal, as well as the introduction of new routes to Reykjavik, Brussels, Rome, and Malaga.
Additionally, the airline is resuming nine of its most sought-after seasonal routes to destinations in Portugal, Italy, France, and Spain up to two months earlier, providing travelers with extended opportunities to explore Europe.
United Transatlantic Schedule for Summer 2024
United remains the U.S. airline with the most transatlantic destinations and is the sole carrier offering direct connections from the U.S. to Dubrovnik, Malaga, Mallorca, and Tenerife.
Patrick Quayle, United’s senior vice president of global network planning and alliances, emphasized the airline’s commitment to providing customers with increased flexibility and choice for their transatlantic travel needs, whether they plan to travel during peak season, shoulder season, visit popular tourist spots, or discover hidden gems.
United Airlines has opened ticket sales for its new summer 2024 flight offerings, which include the following:
- New Service to Faro, Portugal: Starting May 24, United will introduce the first and only direct connection between the United States and Faro, Portugal, from New York/Newark. This new flight route allows U.S. travelers to explore Portugal’s Algarve region, renowned for its picturesque beaches and historical sites. The service will operate four times weekly using Boeing 757-200 aircraft. United already serves various destinations in Portugal, including year-round flights between New York/Newark and Lisbon, as well as seasonal flights 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: United will resume its seasonal route between Reykjavik and New York/Newark starting on May 23. The daily flights will be operated with Boeing 757-200 aircraft. Additionally, United is expanding its flight options to some of Europe’s most popular destinations. This includes adding a second daily flight between New York/Newark and Brussels, beginning on March 30, using Boeing 757-200 aircraft. Another new route involves a second daily flight between Washington/Dulles and Rome, commencing on May 23, with Boeing 767-300 aircraft. United is also boosting the New York/Newark-Malaga route, offering daily service using Boeing 757-200 aircraft starting on May 2.
As transatlantic summer travel demand continues to soar, United Airlines is witnessing a growing trend of customers seeking spring shoulder season getaways.
In the spring of the previous year, United experienced a 33% increase in transatlantic travel compared to 2022. The airline expects this demand to keep rising in spring 2024.
To accommodate this and provide customers with more opportunities to explore Europe, United is resuming a number of its most popular routes early, including:
- Washington Dulles – Lisbon, Portugal: Starting February 15.
- Washington Dulles – Barcelona, Spain: Starting February 15.
- Washington Dulles – Rome, Italy: Starting February 15.
- New York/Newark – Nice, France: Starting March 30.
- Chicago/O’Hare – Rome, Italy: Starting March 30.
- Chicago O’Hare – Milan, Italy: Starting March 30.
- New York/Newark – Naples, Italy: Starting April 5.
- New York/Newark – Malaga: Starting May 2.
- San Francisco – Rome, Italy: Starting May 2.
Stronghold in Asia Pacific
United Airlines is also expanding its presence in the Asia-Pacific and Latin America regions. Next summer, the airline’s Pacific network will grow by over 30%, offering non-stop service to 15 destinations.
This includes new routes like San Francisco to Manila and San Francisco to Beijing. Additionally, the Latin American schedule will see a 10% expansion with the extension of several new and popular routes into the summer season.
This expansion includes services like Denver to San Juan, Denver to Montego Bay, New York/Newark to Barbados, and New York/Newark to Curaçao.
Please note that flight routes marked with an asterisk (*) are subject to government approval, and spring in this context refers to the period from March 1 to May 31.
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