United Airlines will add five new destinations in Europe and the Middle East and new routes to five more next spring as part of the largest transatlantic expansion in the carrier’s history.
The new destinations, largely leisure-oriented, include three to which United will be the only carrier to offer direct service from the United States, according to Patrick Quayle, senior vice president of international networks and alliances at United.
Service from Newark to Bergen, Norway begins May 20, marking the only direct service to Bergen from the United States and the only United States carrier serving Norway. Service from Newark to Palma de Mallorca in the Spanish Balearic Islands begins June 2, followed by service from Newark to Tenerife in the Spanish Canary Islands on June 9, also the only direct service between the United States and either other destination.
In addition, United will launch a new service between Washington, DC, and Amman, Jordan on May 5, the only flight by a North American carrier to Amman, Quayle said. Service from Newark to Ponta Delgada in the Azores in Portugal begins May 13, which will be the only direct service from the New York area to the Azores and will make United the largest North American carrier to Portugal, a. he declares.
New routes to United’s current destinations for the spring include daily flights between Denver and Munich, Chicago and Milan and Washington, DC and Berlin, as well as an additional daily flight between Newark and Dublin and Rome.
United will also begin in the spring of seven previously announced routes that had been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. These include service to Tokyo Haneda Airport from Washington, DC, Los Angeles and Newark by March 26; daily flights between Chicago and Zurich starting April 23; a second daily flight between Newark and Frankfurt starting April 23; daily flights between Newark and Nice, France, starting April 29; and daily flights between San Francisco and Bangalore starting May 26.