United Airlines will add new nonstop flights to seven destinations during summer 2023 from its hubs in Chicago, Washington-Dulles, San Francisco, and Newark.
Today the airline released its new summer route network schedule for next year, which includes a nonstop flight between Newark and Dubai—as part of United’s new partnership with Emirates—and the introduction of two new services from Newark to Malaga and Stockholm.
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The new flights to Dubai, launching on March 25, will be operated daily with the airline’s Boeing 777-200ER aircraft, making United the only U.S. carrier to link North America with the U.A.E.
The flights to Malaga, set to kick off on May 31, will be the carrier’s fifth Spanish destination. Together with Stockholm, set to launch a few days earlier on May 27, these flights will be operated with United’s Boeing 757-200 aircraft.
“Next summer, United is offering the best of both worlds: we’re making it easier for our customers to visit the most popular cities in Europe, but we’re also expanding our reach to give travelers access to new places they haven’t yet experienced,” said Patrick Quayle, senior vice president of global network planning and alliances at United.
“We expect another busy summer for international travel and are proud to build on our industry-leading global network to offer our customers the widest range of destinations and most convenient travel options.”
According to Quayle, traffic during the 2022 summer saw a rise of almost 20 percent compared to what the airline logged in the same pre-pandemic 2019 period.
In addition to these new long-haul services, the airline will increase frequencies on its Washington – Paris route to two daily flights. The same is happening with its Los Angeles – London-Heathrow link, which will see an addition of one daily frequency.
United will also see the return of its seasonal route network, linking Newark with Punta Delgada, Palma de Mallorca, Tenerife, Nice, and Amman. Also, Milan-Malpensa and Shannon return to the network with a nonstop flight to Chicago.
The airline also plans to reinstate its Denver – Munich, Boston – London Heathrow, and Chicago – Zurich seasonal routes, boosting its summer schedule to a whopping 37 cities in Europe, Africa, India, and the Middle East.
United is also adding an all-new link between San Francisco and Rome, starting May 25, with its Boeing 777-200ER. The carrier plans to become the only US carrier to connect its hub in San Francisco with Europe with this daily nonstop flight to the Italian capital. United currently operates nonstop flights from its other hubs to Milan, Venice, Naples, and Rome.
Lastly, the US carrier will connect the capital cities of the US and Germany with daily nonstop flights from Washington-Dulles to Berlin. The service will be operated with United’s Boeing 767-400ER aircraft.
With these new routes and services, United’s capacity in the transatlantic market will see an expansion of 10 percent versus what it offered in 2022—a notable increase that adapts to the ever-growing traffic that this post-pandemic period has shown.