United Airlines (Chicago) will introduce a second daily nonstop service from its New York hub, Newark Liberty International Airport, to Brussels, Belgium. The new service will operate next summer beginning May 5 to October 28, 2016 (both dates eastbound).
The additional Newark – Brussels flight, UA 44, will depart Newark daily at 9:30 p.m. (2100), arriving at Brussels 11:30 a.m. (1130) the following day. The return flight, UA 45 will depart Brussels at 1:30 p.m. (1330), arriving at Newark at 4:20 p.m. (1620) the same day. Flight times will be eight hours to Brussels and eight hours 50 minutes to Newark (all times are local).
Flights departing between May 5 and May 24 and between Sept. 7 and Oct. 28, 2016, will take off on Boeing 757-200 aircraft with a total of 169 seats – 16 flat-bed seats in United BusinessFirst and 153 in United Economy, including 45 extra-leg room United Economy Plus seats. From May 25 to Sep. 6, 2016, flights will be on Boeing 767-300 aircraft with a total of 214 seats – 30 flat-bed seats in United BusinessFirst and 184 seats in United Economy, including 49 Economy Plus seats.
Like United’s existing service between Newark and Brussels, the second daily service will be part of United’s trans-Atlantic joint venture with Star Alliance partners Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa, Austrian, Swiss and Air Canada.
United’s current Newark-Brussels flight, UA 999, departs Newark daily at 6:35 p.m. (1835), arriving in Brussels at 7:50 a.m. (0750) the following day. UA 998, departs Brussels at 10:10 a.m. (1010), arriving at Newark at 12:45 p.m.(1245) the same day. Flights UA 999 and UA 998 are operated by Boeing 777-200 aircraft with a total of 267 seats – 50 flat-bed seats in United BusinessFirst and 217 seats in United Economy, including 72 Economy Plus seats.
From Newark, United operates flights to more than 300 destinations in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean, including more than 100 served nonstop. United operates the largest and most comprehensive hub in the New York City market at Newark Liberty International Airport.
Copyright Photo: SPA/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 757-224 N13113 (msn 27555) departs from London (Heathrow).