United Airlines friday announced the largest transatlantic expansion in its history, including 10 new flights and five new, vogue destinations – Amman, Jordan; Bergen, Norway; Azores, Portugal; Palma de Mallorca, Spain and Tenerife in the Spanish Canary Islands. All of the new routes – which are set to begin in Spring 2022 – are not served by any other North American carrier.
Flights between Washington, D.C. and Amman (Jordan) will begin May 5 with three weekly frequencies on Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft.
The route between New York/Newark and Ponta Delgada, Azores, will begin May 13 on Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft.
Beginning May 20, United will become the only U.S. airline to fly to Norway with the launch of flights between New York/Newark and Bergen. The airline will offer three weekly flights on Boeing 757-200 aircraft.
Flights between New York/Newark and Palma de Mallorca will begin June 2 with three weekly frequencies on Boeing 767-300ER aircraft.
The New York/Newark to Tenerife route will operate from June 9 with three weekly frequencies on Boeing 757-200 aircraft.
Additionally, next year, United will add new flights to five popular European destinations: Berlin, Dublin, Milan, Munich and Rome. Lastly, United will launch seven routes that were interrupted due to the pandemic to Bangalore, Frankfurt, Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, Nice and Zurich. Flights are subject to government approval.
“Given our big expectations for a rebound in travel to Europe for summer, this is the right time to leverage our leading global network in new, exciting ways,” said Patrick Quayle, senior vice president of international network and alliances at United. “Our expansion offers the widest range of destinations to discover – introducing new, trendy locales that our customers will love, as well as adding more flights to iconic, popular cities.”
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