Key Points:

  • United's summer 2024 schedule emerges as its largest yet, introducing the only direct flight from New York/Newark to Faro, Portugal, alongside new routes to Reykjavik, Brussels, Rome, and Malaga.

  • United leads the pack with the most transatlantic destinations compared to other U.S. airlines, and is keen on providing customers enhanced flexibility and choice in their international travel.

  • The airline's expansion isn't just limited to Europe; there's notable growth in the Asia-Pacific and Latin America sectors with a slew of new routes.

CHICAGO — United Airlines steps up its game in the transatlantic sector, introducing an expansive summer 2024 roster — its most comprehensive to date. Emphasizing the scale of its operations, Patrick Quayle, United's Senior Vice President of Global Network Planning and Alliances, remarked, "Our vast reach across the Atlantic means unparalleled flexibility and choice for travelers. From peak to shoulder season, famed hotspots to lesser-known wonders, United is the go-to for transatlantic voyages.

"New York/Newark to Faro Marks a United First in Direct US-Portugal Connections

Launching May 24, United will stand as the pioneer in offering direct flights between the U.S. and Faro, Portugal, originating from New York/Newark. This initiative paves the way for American travelers to immerse themselves in Portugal's enchanting Algarve region, renowned for its picturesque beaches and rich historical landmarks. Operating on a Boeing 757-200 four times a week, this addition further consolidates United's dominance in Portugal-bound travel. The airline's existing routes encompass year-round service from New York/Newark to Lisbon and seasonal connections covering Washington/Dulles-Lisbon, New York/Newark-Porto, and New York/Newark-Ponta Delgada in the Azores.

Expanding Horizons: United Boosts Flight Options in Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America

European Delights:

Come May 23, United will rejuvenate its seasonal New York/Newark to Reykjavik service, dormant since the summer of 2022, with daily flights via a Boeing 757-200. Alongside this, March 30 will witness an added daily frequency to Brussels from New York/Newark on a Boeing 757-200, while Washington/Dulles to Rome gets an additional daily slot from May 23 on a Boeing 767-300. To top it off, the New York/Newark to Malaga route will shift to a daily schedule starting May 2, utilizing a Boeing 757-200.

Given the unyielding demand for summer transatlantic travel, United's early resumption of certain in-demand routes aims to cater to the rising appetite for springtime European excursions. A few notable early birds include routes to Lisbon, Barcelona, and Rome from Washington Dulles commencing February 15, and connections to Nice, Rome, Milan, Naples, Malaga, and San Francisco from various U.S. hubs launching between March 30 and May 2.

Beyond Europe:

United's global ambitions don't halt at Europe. The upcoming summer will see a 30% surge in the airline's Pacific network, spotlighting new routes like San Francisco to Manila and San Francisco to Beijing. Latin America isn't left behind either, with a 10% increase in flight options, featuring exciting connections such as Denver to San Juan, Denver to Montego Bay, New York/Newark to Barbados, and New York/Newark to Curaçao.