United Airlines has unveiled plans to increase
the number of international scheduled flights from its hubs in
Chicago, Denver, New York/Newark and San Francisco.
The airline will launch new
flights to Nice, France; Palermo, Italy; and Curacao, and offer additional flights to Amsterdam; London;
Frankfurt, Germany; and Zurich.
United will also resume its seasonal summer
services 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."
in time to escape the winter weather, 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 7 December 2019, with Boeing 737-700 aircraft,
subject to government approval.
Beginning 2 May 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 20 May 2020, 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
In the last two years, United has announced 26
new international routes from New York, including nonstop service between the
United States and Prague; Cape Town, South Africa; Tahiti, French
Polynesia; Naples, Italy; Porto, Portugal; and Reykjavik, Iceland.
begin daily nonstop year-round Boeing 767-300ER service between Chicago O'Hare and
Zurich on 28 March 2020.
Zurich is its seventh year-round
European destination from Chicago. The new service will complement
existing flights from New York/Newark, San Francisco, and
Amsterdam and Frankfurt
In addition to United's brand-new
and extended routes from its New York/Newark gateway, United
has confirmed the addition of a second daily flight between New
York/Newark and Amsterdam and Frankfurt, Germany.
flights, beginning 28 March 2020, will enable more customers from
across the United States to easily connect to Amsterdam and
United will operate its second daily year-round Frankfurt
service with its premium Boeing 767- 300ER aircraft with 46 United
Polaris business class seats.
The airline will operate its second
daily seasonal flight to Amsterdam with Boeing 767-300ER aircraft
featuring 30 United Polaris business class seats.
offers nonstop service from five U.S. cities to Amsterdam,
including Chicago, Houston, New York/Newark, Washington and San
London and New Delhi
Subject to government approval, United will expand service
between Denver and London to year-round, beginning 1 November 2019,
with Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft.
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 5 December
United is extending its seasonal
services between New York/Newark and Athens, Greece; Naples,
Italy; and Porto, Portugal, and between Washington and Barcelona,
United will resume service one month earlier between New
York/Newark and Porto, Portugal, on 28 March 2020, and will
resume service between New York/Newark and Athens and Naples, and
between Washington and Barcelona two weeks earlier, on 8 May
Cape Town, South Africa
United will begin operating the first-ever nonstop service between
New York/Newark and Cape Town, South Africa, on 15 December 2019,
with Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.
United's new service
will decrease 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.
been adding more United Polaris business class seats on Boeing
767-300ER aircraft. The reconfigured aircraft feature 16
additional United Polaris business class seats in the premium
cabin – a more than 50 percent increase in all-aisle access
seating – bringing the total premium cabin seat count to 46. The
aircraft also feature 22 United Premium Plus seats; 47 Economy
Plus seats and 52 United Economy seats.