United Airlines (Chicago) is adding daily trans-Atlantic summer-season service next year between:
Newark and Athens, Greece, from May 25 through October 5, 2016
Washington/Dulles and Barcelona, Spain, from May 25 through September 6, 2016
Washington/Dulles and Lisbon, Portugal, May 25 through September 6, 2016
All services are subject to government approval.
Newark to Athens
United’s daily nonstop service between Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and Athens (ATH) will operate using Boeing 767-300 aircraft.
Flight times will be 9 hours 50 minutes eastbound and 11 hours westbound.
Washington/Dulles to Barcelona
The nonstop flights between Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Barcelona (BCN) will operate daily with Boeing 767-400 aircraft (above).
Flight times for the Barcelona service will be 8 hours 10 minutes eastbound and 9 hours 15 minutes westbound.
United has served Spain for more than 20 years, and this new service complements the airline’s existing year-round flights to both Barcelona and Madrid from Newark.
Washington/Dulles to Lisbon
The airline will use Boeing 757-200 aircraft for flights between Washington/Dulles and Lisbon (LIS).
Flight times will be 7 hours 25 minutes eastbound and 8 hours 20 minutes westbound.
These flights are in addition to United’s existing year-round service to Lisbon from Newark. In 2016, United will mark 19 years of Lisbon service.
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, together with United Express, operates nearly 225 flights daily from its Washington/Dulles hub to destinations throughout the United States and to Europe, Asia, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Copyright Photo: SPA/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 767-424 ER N59053 (msn 29448) departs from London (Heathrow).
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