United Airlines in the process of launching or resuming 30 transatlantic flights in the coming weeks, which not only means it will offer more transatlantic destinations than every U.S. carrier combined, but will make it the largest airline across the Atlantic for the first time in company history.
United Airlines Transatlantic Expansion – Summer Schedule Offers 30 Additional Flights
Forecasting strong demand throughout the summer months, United Airlines has ramped up its transatlantic schedules, including a number of new routes, extra frequencies, and resumption of old routes. Between mid-April and June, that number will total 30 flights, accounting for 25% increase over the 2019 pre-pandemic schedule.
New services includes:
- Amman, Jordan (AMM)
- Bergen, Norway (BGO)
- Azores, Portugal (PDL)
- Palma de Mallorca, Spain (PMI)
- Tenerife (Canary Islands), Spain (TFN)
In a jab against JetBlue’s incursion in Newark, United recently launched new service between Boston (BOS) and London (LHR). The daily service marks United’s only transatlantic point-to-point flight (it does not touch a hub). United also serves London from its seven hubs and will increase that with
- Second daily flights between Denver and London beginning May 7
- Third daily flight between San Francisco and London Heathrow beginning May 28
- Adding seventh daily flight between Newark and London Heathrow beginning May 28
Other New Flights To Europe
Other new routes include:
- Denver ⇄ Munich – daily (began April 23)
- Chicago ⇄ Zurich – daily (began April 23)
- Newark ⇄ Nice – daily (begins April 29)
- Chicago ⇄ Milan Malpensa – daily (begins May 6)
- Newark ⇄ Dublin – will go double daily (began April 23)
- Newark ⇄ Frankfurt – will go double daily (began may 26)
- Newark ⇄ Rome – will go double 5x weekly (begins May 27)
Two routes (Washington – Berlin and Newark – Prague) did not make the final cut and will not operate as planned.
Additional Africa Frequencies
Finally, United will resume service between Newark and Cape Town on June 5th, which will become a year-round route. Furthermore, United will increase service to Accra, Ghana to daily service starting on May 8th.
United Airlines sees a strong return of transatlantic demand and is responding by offering more flights this summer than at any point in company history. Once the new routes and additional frequencies are launched, United will become world’s largest transatlantic carrier in terms of destinations.