United Airlines Unveils Record-Breaking Transatlantic Summer Schedule for 2024
Chicago, IL – United Airlines is set to make summer 2024 an unforgettable season for travelers with the announcement of its largest transatlantic schedule ever. The airline is expanding its horizons with new non-stop flights, including the only direct service between the U.S. and Faro, Portugal, and additional routes to sought-after European destinations.
United's Transatlantic Expansion: A Gateway to Europe's Treasures
Starting in summer 2024, United will offer non-stop flights to 38 cities across the Atlantic, providing unparalleled access to some of Europe's most iconic locations. The airline's expansion includes the debut of the sole direct flight from New York/Newark to Faro, Portugal, and new services to Reykjavik, Brussels, Rome, and Malaga. This move not only enhances United's already robust network but also solidifies its position as the U.S. carrier with the most transatlantic destinations.
Early Bird Gets the European Adventure
In a strategic move to cater to the increasing demand for spring travel, United is launching nine of its seasonal routes up to two months earlier. This early start allows travelers more flexibility and time to explore the vibrant cultures of Portugal, Italy, France, and Spain. Patrick Quayle, United's senior vice president of global network planning and alliances, highlights the airline's commitment to offering customers "more flexibility and choice when planning their trips abroad."
New Routes to Discover
- Faro, Portugal: Starting May 24, United will connect travelers directly to the Algarve region's stunning beaches and historical sites with flights operating four times a week on a Boeing 757-200.
- Reykjavik, Iceland: Resuming seasonal flights from New York/Newark for the first time since summer 2022, the daily service on a Boeing 757-200 begins May 23.
- Brussels, Belgium: A second daily frequency from New York/Newark starts March 30 on a Boeing 757-200.
- Rome, Italy: Additional daily frequency from Washington/Dulles commences May 23 on a Boeing 767-300.
- Malaga, Spain: Increasing to daily service from New York/Newark on a Boeing 757-200 starting May 2.
Spring into Europe Sooner
United is responding to the trend of spring shoulder season travel by resuming several popular routes earlier, including services from Washington Dulles to Lisbon, Barcelona, and Rome starting February 15, and from New York/Newark to Nice, Milan, Naples, and Malaga, as well as from Chicago/O'Hare and San Francisco to Rome, all starting between March 30 and May 2.Advertising
Beyond Europe: Strengthening Global Connections
United's network growth isn't confined to Europe. The airline is set to expand its Asia-Pacific routes by over 30% and increase its Latin American schedule by 10% next summer. This includes extending new services like Denver-San Juan and New York/Newark-Curaçao into the summer season.
About United Airlines
United Airlines, now the world's largest airline by available seat miles, operates from hubs across the United States and boasts the most comprehensive global route network among North American carriers. For more information on joining the United team, visit www.united.com/careers.
United Airlines Holdings, Inc., the parent company of United Airlines, Inc., is publicly traded on the Nasdaq with the symbol "UAL". For more details on the new summer 2024 flights and to book your next European adventure, visit United Airlines' official website.