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United Airlines Offers Customers More Ways to Get to Europe Next Summer Including New Service to Porto, Portugal and Reykjavik, Iceland

United adds service between Washington Dulles and Edinburgh, Scotland and 787 Dreamliner service between San Francisco and Zurich to summer 2018 schedule
September 12, 2017

CHICAGO, Sept. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines (UAL) today announced new nonstop seasonal service to four popular European destinations including Reykjavik, Iceland, Porto, Portugal, Edinburgh, Scotland, and Zurich, Switzerland. United's 2018 summer schedule offers more options for United customers from more than 100 North American cities to conveniently connect to Europe with just one stop in New York/Newark, San Francisco or Washington/Dulles hubs. Subject to government approval. These flights are now available for purchase.

"As we continue growing our global route network we are offering more choice and convenience to travel internationally, something our customers have told us they want," said Patrick Quayle, United's vice president of International Network. "The new seasonal summer flights offer customers even more opportunities to plan summer travel to four of Europe's most beautiful cities."

In addition to United's new summer offerings to Iceland, Portugal, Scotland and Switzerland, the airline will start daily service between Los Angeles and Singapore and between New York/Newark and Buenos Aires in October 2017 and in January 2018, will begin daily nonstop service between Houston and Sydney. Subject to government approval.

New York/Newark (EWR) to Porto, Portugal (OPO)

United's daily nonstop service between Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and Porto (OPO) will operate using Boeing 757 aircraft. Flight times will be 7 hours 5 minutes eastbound and 8 hours westbound.

Flight

From

To

Departure

Arrival

2018

UA144

EWR

OPO

9:45 p.m.

9:50 a.m.

May 4-Oct. 3

UA145

OPO

EWR

12:35 p.m.

1:35 p.m.

May 5-Oct. 4

New York/Newark (EWR) to Reykjavik, Iceland (KEF)

United's daily nonstop service between Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and Reykjavik (KEF) will operate using Boeing 757 aircraft. Flight times will be 5 hours 40 minutes eastbound and 6 hours 10 minutes westbound.

Flight

From

To

Departure

Arrival

2018

UA138

EWR

KEF

10:30 p.m.

8:10 a.m.

May 23-Oct. 3

UA139

KEF

EWR

11:55 a.m.

2:05 p.m.

May 24-Oct. 4

San Francisco (SFO) to Zurich, Switzerland (ZRH)

The nonstop flights between San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Zurich, Switzerland (ZRH) will operate daily with Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft. Flight times for the Zurich service will be 11 hours eastbound and 11 hours 50 minutes westbound. United also offers daily year-round service between Zurich and New York/Newark and Washington/Dulles. United's San Francisco service is conveniently timed for roundtrip connections beyond Zurich including Delhi, Milan, Athens and Geneva with SWISS, a member of Star Alliance.

Flight

From

To

Departure

Arrival

2018

UA44

SFO

ZRH

2:10 p.m.

10:10 a.m.

June 7-Oct. 26

UA45

ZRH

SFO

9:50 a.m.

12:40 p.m.

June 8-Oct. 27

Washington/Dulles (IAD) to Edinburgh, Scotland (EDI)

The nonstop flights between Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Edinburgh, Scotland (EDI) will operate daily with Boeing 757 aircraft. Flight times for the Edinburgh service will be 7 hours 15 minutes eastbound and 8 hours westbound. United also offers seasonal summer service to Edinburgh from Chicago and year-round service from New York/Newark.

Flight

From

To

Departure

Arrival

2018

UA146

IAD

EDI

10:10 p.m.

10:25 a.m.

May 23-Oct. 3

UA147

EDI

IAD

12:40 p.m.

3:40 p.m.

May 24-Oct. 4

Seasonal service from Chicago, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. extended

United is extending its 2018 trans-Atlantic summer route schedule from Chicago, San Francisco and Washington/Dulles by making flights available earlier and operating through late October 2018. Daily seasonal service between Chicago and Edinburgh and between San Francisco and Munich begins May 4 and ends Oct. 26, 2018 and Seasonal service between Chicago and Dublin and between Washington/Dulles and Lisbon, Portugal will start April 9, 2018 and end Oct.26, 2018.

Onboard products and services

United Polaris business class features a reimagined, sleep-enhancing experience for intercontinental travelers, including elevated inflight food and beverages, tranquil custom bedding from Saks Fifth Avenue and exclusive amenity kits with products from Soho House & Co's Cowshed Spa.

United Economy Plus offers additional legroom and increased personal space.  Located near the front of the economy cabin, the seats give the added benefit of allowing a swifter exit from the plane on arrival.

United Economy offers complimentary food, soft drinks, juices, beer and wine, tea, coffee and inflight entertainment on these flights. Additionally, the seats feature an adjustable headrest and a personal on-demand entertainment system.

United in Chicago

United's hometown hub, Chicago's O'Hare International Airport is the world's fifth busiest airport. United and United Express offer more flights out of O'Hare than any other airline with more than 500 daily flights to 148 airports across the United States including frequent daily service to top business travel markets in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver and Houston.

United in New York/Newark

United and United Express offer nearly 500 daily departures from the New York/Newark area to more than 150 destinations – the most in North America, the most across the Atlantic, the most across the Pacific and the most to and from Latin America.

United also offers the most flat-bed seats and extra-legroom economy-class seating from the New York area.

United in San Francisco

United and United Express offer over 300 daily departures from the San Francisco Bay Area to almost 100 destinations including frequent daily service to top business travel markets on the West Coast and to New York, Chicago, Houston and Denver.

United in Washington/Dulles

United, together with United Express, operates nearly 250 flights daily from its Washington/Dulles hub to almost 100 destinations throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean.

About United

United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,500 flights a day to 338 airports across five continents. In 2016, United and United Express operated more than 1.6 million flights carrying more than 143 million customers. United is proud to have the world's most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark/New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United operates 748 mainline aircraft and the airline's United Express carriers operate 475 regional aircraft. The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to more than 190 countries via 28 member airlines. For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter or connect on Facebook. The common stock of United's parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol "UAL".

 

 

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