United adds its largest transatlantic schedule for next summer with Newark-Faro service, will resume Newark-Keflavik flights, and Washington Dulles-Rome flights

United Airlines Boeing 757-224 WL N14106 (msn 27296) (Her Art Here) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 961796.

United Airlines builds on its leading transatlantic network with the debut of its largest-ever summer 2024 schedule – which includes the first and only nonstop flight between Newark-Faro, Portugal* and new flights to Keflavik (Reykjavik)*, Brussels, Rome and Malaga.

The airline also brings back nine of its most popular seasonal routes to Portugal, Italy, France and Spain up to two months early to give customers more time and options to explore Europe.

United flies to more transatlantic destinations than all other U.S. airlines and continues to be the only airline to directly connect the U.S. with Dubrovnik, Malaga, Mallorca and Tenerife.

New Service to Faro, Portugal

Beginning May 24, 2024 United will be the first and only airline to directly connect the United States and Faro, Portugal, with its new service from Newark. The new flight will make it easy for U.S. customers to visit Portugal’s Algarve region, home to some of the country’s most scenic beaches and striking historic sites.

The flight will operate four times a week on a Boeing 757-200. United currently serves more destinations in Portugal than all U.S. carriers with its existing year-round service between New York/Newark-Lisbon, as well as seasonal service between Washington/Dulles-Lisbon, New York/Newark-Porto and New York/Newark-Ponta Delgada, Azores. 

New Flights to Reykjavik, Rome, Brussels and Malaga

On May 23, 2024 United will resume seasonal flying between Keflavik (Reykjavik) and Newark for the first time since summer 2022. The flight will operate daily on a Boeing 757-200. Additionally, United will add flights to some of the most popular destinations in Europe, including a second daily frequency between Newark-Brussels, starting March 30 on a Boeing 757-200, and a second daily frequency between Washington/Dulles-Rome, starting May 23 on a Boeing 767-300. Moreover, United will increase Newark-Malaga to daily service on a Boeing 757-200 and will start on May 2, 2024.  

Earlier Starts to Seasonal Service

While transatlantic summer travel demand remains at an all-time high, United has increasingly seen customers seek out spring shoulder season getaways. Last spring**, United flew 33% more customers across the Atlantic than in 2022, and the airline anticipates the demand will only continue to grow in spring 2024. To give customers more time and options to visit Europe, the airline is resuming several of its most popular routes early, including:

  • Washington Dulles – Lisbon, Portugal – starting February 15
  • Washington Dulles – Barcelona, Spain – starting February 15
  • Washington Dulles – Rome, Italy – starting February 15
  • Newark – Nice, France – starting March 30
  • Chicago O’Hare – Rome, Italy – starting March 30
  • Chicago O’Hare – Milan, Italy – starting March 30
  • Newark – Naples, Italy – starting April 5
  • Newark – Malaga – starting May 2
  • San Francisco – Rome, Italy – starting May 2

Continued Growth in Asia-Pacific and Latin America

Next summer, United’s network across the Pacific will grow more than 30% with non-stop service to 15 destinations – including the airline’s newest routes between San Francisco-Manila and San Francisco-Beijing. The airline will also grow its Latin American schedule by 10% next summer, extending some of its newest and most popular routes into the summer season. Highlights include new service between Denver-San Juan; Denver-Montego Bay; New York/Newark-Barbados and New York/Newark-Curaçao.

*Flight subject to government approval
** Spring defined as March 1-May 31

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