United Airlines will announce its new transatlantic routes for 2023 tomorrow and has once again teased us with a fun new video.
United Airlines Will Announce New 2023 Transatlantic Routes Tomorrow
Patrick Quayle, United’s Senior Vice President of Global Network Planning and Alliances, has been ambitious in adding intercontinental routes over his tenure and next year promises to include forays into new markets and possibly return to old ones.
United has previously announced new service from Newark to Dubai as well as the resumption of service from Newark to Stockholm, which it has not operated since 2019. That Stockholm flight was set to resume last year, but was canceled due to an aircraft shortage triggered by the grounding of 777-200 aircraft with Pratt & Whitney engines.
United also announced in July that it will expand its capital-to-capital service with new Washington-to-Berlin service next summer. That flight was also supposed to launch this year but was canceled before it started due to weak demand.
👀 Something’s happening on this airplane. Watch and then come back tomorrow, October 12 at 8:00 a.m. ET, to find out… pic.twitter.com/5fVuAOiXgc
— United Airlines (@united) October 11, 2022
For what’s it worth, a reader earlier today on Live and Let’s Fly left the following comment:
I have some very good friends in Network Planning, some of the new routes planned tomorrow are adding ORD-BCN, DEN-FCO, a flight to Malaga, a new route to Pisa, expansion into LHR frequency, among others including their new DXB route already announced, etc.
The new video includes many clues that would validate those predictions, particularly Quayle circling Malaga on a map of Spain with a New York (646) area code above it.
I’d say the bear (the symbol of Berlin) and cherry blossom (a symbol of Washington, DC in the spring) signify the IAD-BER service we are already aware of.
Finally, I predicted this morning:
Based on the teaser video from United I’m also predicting LAX-LHR goes double daily.
— Matthew Klint – Live And Let’s Fly (@LiveandLetsFly) October 11, 2022
The news will drop tomorrow morning. We’ll see if these guesses are correct and if there are any surprises.
What are your predictions for the new 202 United transatlantic routes?