The Freshest Sushi Has Landed in Newark - United Hub

The freshest sushi has landed in Newark

By Benét J. Wilson, November 21, 2017

The newest restaurant concept at Newark-Liberty International Airport's Terminal C has landed: the Tsukiji Fishroom. The new restaurant is located in the Global Bazaar near Gate C90 and will be serving some of the best sushi in the world.

The sushi that will be served in the restaurant will be sourced from Tokyo's world-famous Tsukiji Fish Market, the world's largest wholesale fish and seafood market, which sells more than 400 types of seafood. The quality of fish at Tsukji is highly recognized, including a popular auction featuring prized bluefin tuna.

This new restaurant is part of an ongoing partnership between United Airlines and the hospitality company OTG Management, part of an ongoing makeover to give customers fresher, healthier and higher quality food.

OTG works directly with True World Foods to buy the freshest catches from the Tsukiji Fish Market and beyond. After the best seafood is chosen each week, it will fly in the belly of a United Airlines Boeing 777-300ER jet directly to Newark-Liberty International Airport multiple times a week.

Tsukiji Fishroom in Newark Airport

Once the fish arrives, it goes directly to Tsukiji Fishroom's production area, where it is expertly prepared for serving. This area also features state-of-the-art forming and wrapping machinery imported from Japanese sushi robotics innovator, Suzumo. Within hours of arriving at Newark, customers will be enjoying sushi that was half way around the globe a mere 25 hours prior.

Overseen by James Beard Award-winning OTG Vice President of Culinary Nate Appleman, Fishroom's sushi chefs not only make sushi for the restaurant, they also serve as the production kitchen for sushi offerings in Terminal C, including Caps Beer Garden and CIBO Express Gourmet Markets.

The Tsukiji Fishroom has some of the finest sushi available in the New York and New Jersey area in a concept that has never been featured in an airport space. The restaurant's grab-and-go market allows travelers to choose from a variety of individually wrapped sushi and nigiri, along with pre-crafted box sets. Assorted sashimi bowls and other bites, prepared daily, are also available.

United Cargo operates more than 11,000 cargo-only flights in one year

By The Hub team, March 19, 2021

On March 19, 2020, United operated its first flight carrying cargo without passengers on board. While the passenger cabin was empty, its cargo hold was completely full, carrying more than 29,000 pounds of commodities from Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) to Frankfurt Airport (FRA).

A year later, United Cargo has operated more than 11,000 cargo-only flights carrying more than 570 million pounds of freight. To support the COVID-19 pandemic recovery efforts, United Cargo has also transported more than 113 million pounds of medical and pharmaceutical products on both cargo-only and passenger flights as well as approximately 10 million COVID-19 vaccines, providing global communities access to the items they have needed most.

10 tips for spring travel

By The Hub team, February 24, 2021

Whether you haven't flown with us for a while or just need a quick refresher before your spring trip, read this list of tips to know before your flight and arrive at the airport travel-ready:

1. Download the United app for contactless bag check, travel assistance and more

Before your flight, download the United app to view your flight status, check in, sign up for flight notifications, locate departure gates, access our free personal device entertainment when available and more. We've also updated our app with new features that can make your trip a little safer, including contactless bag check.

Don't forget to use Agent on Demand for help with any and all questions you may have before your flight. This new capability is available at all our U.S. hub airports and allows you to use your own mobile device to contact a customer service agent via phone, video or chat to help with day-of-travel questions while you're at the airport. Learn more about Agent on Demand here.

United joins UNICEF COVAX initiative

By The Hub team, February 19, 2021

This week, we were honored to become the first U.S. airline to join the UNICEF Humanitarian Airfreight Initiative to combat the COVID-19 pandemic by transporting the vaccine and other critically needed supplies to underserved areas of the globe.

"We are committed to helping the global community in any way we can, and we all must work together to do our part to bring this health and humanitarian crisis to an end," said Director of Cargo Specialty Products Manu Jacobs.

We will leverage our expertise to transport these critical pharmaceutical and healthcare shipments around the world safely, efficiently and expediently. We are proud to partner with the United Nations to support this global effort and provide equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines.

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