United Sets Its Largest-Ever Transatlantic Expansion

Betting on a strong summer, United Airlines has launched the largest transatlantic expansion in the company’s history, the carrier announced Tuesday.

In total, the company will launch or resume 30 transatlantic flights through early June. This includes five new nonstop flights to destinations including Amman, Jordan; Bergen, Norway; Azores, Portugal; Palma de Mallorca, Spain, and Tenerife in the Spanish Canary Islands.

The carrier also is launching five new nonstop flights to European hubs, including flights between Boston and London, Chicago and Milan, Chicago and Zurich, Denver and Munich, and Newark and Nice. In addition, United is resuming 14 Atlantic routes and increasing frequencies in six others, such as Dublin, London-Heathrow, Frankfurt and Rome.

The transatlantic route network will be 25 percent larger based on available seat miles than it was in 2019, said United SVP of international network and alliances Patrick Quayle.

While many of these destinations cater more to leisure travelers, Quayle noted the addition of service to such business centers as Zurich and Munich, increased service to Dublin and Rome, and “our 22 flights a day to London, that is based on the crux of business travel, “he said. “We are seeing strong demand and strong pick-up for those flights.”

Along with the added European destinations, United on May 8 will offer daily flights between Washington / Dulles and Accra, Ghana, and has extended its existing seasonal service to Cape Town to year-round, with nonstop flights from Newark resuming June 5, subject to government approval, according to the carrier.

Betting on a strong summer, United Airlines has launched the largest transatlantic expansion in the company’s history, the carrier announced Tuesday. In total, the company will launch or resume 30 transatlantic flights through early June. This includes five new nonstop flights to destinations including Amman, Jordan; Bergen, Norway; Azores, Portugal; Palma de Mallorca, Spain, and…

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