Today, United Airlines announced an expanded international schedule from their hubs in Denver, Chicago, Newark (New York City), and San Francisco. 12 new destinations are planned for next year including brand-new service to Nice, France; Palermo, Italy; and Curacao.
The airline also announced customers will have more options when planning travel to Europe with additional flights to Amsterdam; London; Frankfurt, Germany; and Zurich. The carrier will also resume its seasonal summer service earlier to popular destinations including Athens, Greece; Naples, Italy; Porto, Portugal; and Barcelona, Spain.
“United’s global network is a tremendous source of pride for our employees and loyal customers – we’re always looking for ways to grow and expand our network to connect our customers to more destinations around the world,” said United’s International Network Vice President Patrick Quayle. “These new additions help position United as the airline of choice for customers planning their business or leisure travel.”
New Seasonal Service From Newark (New York City)
Starting this December, United is adding Curacao to its Caribbean route network and enabling customers access to all of the ABC islands, including Aruba and Bonaire. Curacao, United’s 21st island destination in the Caribbean, will operate on Saturdays beginning December 7, 2019, with Boeing 737-700 aircraft, subject to government approval.
Beginning May 2, 2020, United will offer customers daily nonstop service between New York/Newark and Nice, France – the gateway to the French Riviera. The airline will operate service to Nice with its premium Boeing 767-300ER aircraft featuring 46 United Polaris business class seats.
In addition, beginning May 20, United will be the only airline offering nonstop daily service between the United States and Palermo, Italy, the capital city of Sicily and United’s fifth Italian destination. Service to Nice and Palermo is subject to government approval.
In the last two years, United has announced 26 new international routes, including nonstop service between the United States and Prague; Cape Town, South Africa; Tahiti, French Polynesia; Naples, Italy; Porto, Portugal; and Reykjavik, Iceland.
Offering more international service from Chicago than any U.S. carrier
Starting March 28, 2020, United will begin daily nonstop, year-round service between Chicago O’Hare and Zurich, Switzerland. United will operate service on this route with their newly reconfigured Boeing 767-300ER featuring 46 Polaris business class seats. Zurich is its seventh year-round European destination from Chicago. The new service will complement existing flights from New York/Newark, San Francisco, and Washington.
Offering customers more options to get to Amsterdam and Frankfurt
In addition to United’s brand-new and extended routes from its New York/Newark gateway, United announced the addition of a second daily flight between New York/Newark and Amsterdam and Frankfurt, Germany. The additional flights, beginning March 28, 2020, will enable more customers from across the United States to easily connect to Amsterdam and Frankfurt.
United currently offers nonstop service from five U.S. cities to Amsterdam, including Chicago, Houston, New York/Newark, Washington and San Francisco.
Increasing service to London and New Delhi
Subject to government approval, United will expand service between Denver and London’s Heathrow to year-round, beginning November 1, 2019, with Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft. In addition to London, United offers nonstop year-round service to Frankfurt, Germany, and Tokyo/Narita.
Originally announced as seasonal service between San Francisco and New Delhi, United is expanding the route to year-round service. United will provide business and leisure travelers nonstop access to India from the U.S. West and East Coasts. United will operate its first nonstop service from the U.S. West Coast to India with a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft beginning December 5, 2019.
Planning a European summer getaway has never been easier
United announced it is extending its seasonal services between New York/Newark and Athens, Greece; Naples, Italy; and Porto, Portugal, and between Washington and Barcelona, Spain. United will resume service one month earlier between New York/Newark and Porto, Portugal, on March 28, 2020, and will resume service between New York/Newark to Athens and Naples, and between Washington (Dulles) and Barcelona, two weeks earlier on May 8, 2020.
The only airline to fly nonstop between the U.S. and Cape Town, South Africa
Announced in April of this year, United will begin operating the first-ever nonstop service between New York/Newark and Cape Town, South Africa, on December 15, 2019, with Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. United’s new service decreases the current travel time from New York to Cape Town by more than four hours and will provide customers from more than 80 U.S. cities with easy, one-stop access to Cape Town at United’s New York/Newark hub.
For complete details on any of these flights, visit United.com.