(20 Apr 2021)
United Airlines has unveiled plans to add three new
flights to its international network.
Starting in July, United will offer new direct
flights from Newark Liberty International Airport to Dubrovnik,
Croatia, from Washington Dulles International Airport to Athens,
Greece and from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Reykjavik,
Iceland, all subject to government approval.
United’s Travel-Ready Center enables customers to upload their COVID19
testing and vaccine documentation, and have it certified ahead of
check-in so customers can get their boarding pass before getting
to the airport.
“As countries around the world begin the process
of reopening, leisure travelers are eager to take a long-awaited
getaway to new international destinations,” said Patrick Quayle,
vice president of international network and alliances. “These
three new routes unlock the natural beauty of the outdoors for our
guests. They are also the latest example of how United is
remaining nimble in rebuilding our network.”
United plans to add the only nonstop service
between the U.S. and Croatia on 8 July, with service to Dubrovnik
on Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast.
The airline will operate three
weekly flights between Newark and Dubrovnik through 3 October on a
Boeing 767-300ER with 30 United Polaris business class seats.
Flights will operate Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from Newark
and on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays from Dubrovnik and will be
timed to connect in Newark to over 65 cities in North America.
United will expand its service to Athens with
daily flights from Washington Dulles beginning 1 July and
operating through 3 October.
This new route marks the first time
daily nonstop flights have been available between Washington D.C.
and Athens. The schedule is timed for connections in Washington
Dulles to over 95 cities in North America and will be operated by
a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner with all-aisle-access Polaris business
and United Premium Plus seats.
The flights build on United’s existing
daily summer service to Athens from Newark Liberty International
Airport, which resumes on 3 June.
United is expanding its service to Iceland with
the first U.S. carrier service from Chicago to Reykjavik,
beginning 1 July and running daily through 3 October.
is timed for connections in Chicago O’Hare to over 100 cities in
North America and will be operated by a Boeing 757-200 with 16 lie
flat business class seats in the Polaris cabin.
This new service
builds upon United’s existing service to Reykjavik from Newark,
with daily flights resuming June 3 and operating through October
These new routes are just the latest adjustments
United is making to its international schedule in response to
also adding three new markets in Africa,
with thrice weekly service to Accra, Ghana from Washington
Dulles beginning 14 May, thrice weekly service to Lagos,
Nigeria from Washington Dulles set to begin later this year and
daily service to Johannesburg, South Africa from Newark beginning
The airline is expanding its India portfolio to 5
daily flights with new service from San Francisco to Bangalore
beginning 27 May.
United is growing service to Tel Aviv as Israel
prepares to welcome back group tourists, with Chicago service
resuming three times weekly on 7 May and expansion of San
Francisco to daily service on 3 June, for a total of 24 weekly
In May, United will resume service from Newark
to Rome and Milan, and from Chicago to Munich, Amsterdam, and
In June, United will resume flights between San
Francisco and Tahiti.
Vaccinated travelers may still be subject to local
country restrictions related to quarantines, testing, curfews and
other requirements, and are advised to check all the latest
requirements prior to travel.
Travel Industry News,
Hyatt Opens Award-Winning Hotel in China