United Airlines Expands International Flight
Options for Summer 2023
United Airlines has confirmed that it will fly to 114 different
international cities this summer, expanding flights by
25% compared to last year to meet the sharp increase in demand for
travel outside of the USA.
According to United
booking data, international bookings in March 2023 were 15% higher than
the same month in 2022.
Highlights of United's 2023 summer
- New service to Malaga, Dubai and
Stockholm; - Additional flights to Rome, Paris, Barcelona,
Berlin, Shannon, Edinburgh and Naples; - Almost two dozen daily
flights to London Heathrow; - Service to
Amman, the Azores, Palma de Mallorca and Tenerife; - Expanded
service to Australia, serving Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane; -
10 daily transpacific flights to Tokyo-Haneda, Tokyo-Narita and
Osaka; - Twice-daily flights to Seoul, South Korea from San
Francisco; and - Service to Hong Kong from San Francisco.
"United will give travelers more options than
ever before this summer – especially if they want to fly
internationally," said Patrick Quayle, senior vice president of
global network planning and alliances. "With unprecedented demand
for travel overseas, we'll have more service to popular cities
while also adding new and unique destinations for customers to
On 25 March,
United launched a daily service between New York/Newark and Dubai operated
with Boeing 777-200ER aircraft. The flight is part
of a historic commercial agreement between the airline and
Emirates that will enhance each airline's network and give their
customers easier access to hundreds of destinations within the
United States and around the world. MileagePlus members traveling
on United's New York/Newark-Dubai flight can earn and redeem award
miles on connecting flights to nearly 75 destinations in the
Emirates and flydubai networks.
New York/Newark – Malaga, Spain
adding a fifth Spanish destination to its global network with new
direct flights between New York/Newark and Malaga. Starting 31 May, travelers will be able to explore Spain's Mediterranean coast
with three flights per week to Malaga on a Boeing 757-200. United
will this summer offer direct flights to three Spanish cities: Malaga, Tenerife and Palma de
New York/Newark – Stockholm, Sweden
On 27 May, United will return to Stockholm for the first time since 2019
with a daily service using Boeing 757-200 from New York/Newark. United first began serving
Stockholm in 2005.
San Francisco – Rome, Italy
United will offer a daily service between San Francisco
and Rome from 25 May using Boeing 777-200ER. United
will this summer offer non-stop
flights to seven popular European cities. In Italy, the airline
also operates flights to Rome, Milan, Venice and Naples.
Chicago/O'Hare – Shannon, Ireland
Beginning 25 May,
United will add more seasonal flights to Shannon, Ireland with new
daily flights from Chicago O'Hare. United is the only U.S. carrier to
offer direct flights to Shannon with its existing seasonal service
from New York/Newark, and also offers direct flights to Dublin
from Chicago, New York/Newark and Washington Dulles. United will
fly a Boeing 757-200 on this route.
Washington Dulles –
United will begin a capital-to-capital
service between Washington, D.C. and Berlin, Germany on 25 May
using Boeing 767-400ER. United
also operates year-round flights from Newark to Berlin.
Chicago/O'Hare – Barcelona, Spain
expand its European network from Chicago this summer
with new direct, daily flights to Barcelona using a Boeing 787-8
Dreamliner, starting 25 May.
The new flight builds on United's existing service to Barcelona
from New York/Newark and Washington Dulles. This summer, United
will fly to 14 destinations in Europe from Chicago.
More Flights to
Paris and London
United will have 23 daily flights to
London Heathrow this summer, with the recent addition of a second
daily flight between Los Angeles and London Heathrow using a Boeing
787-9 Dreamliner. The new flight builds upon
United's recent London expansion, with additional flights from
Newark, San Francisco and Denver, as well as new flights from
The airline is also adding more options for travel
between Washington Dulles and Paris Charles de Gaulle with a
second daily flight launching 2 June, operated by a Boeing
777-200ER. United currently offers year-round flights to Paris
from New York/Newark, Washington Dulles, Chicago and San
Resumption of Unique Seasonal Service and Added
Flights to Popular Destinations
Along with adding new
flights, United will fly nine transatlantic routes it added last
summer, including direct flights between New York/Newark and Nice;
Denver and Munich; Boston and London Heathrow; Chicago/O'Hare and
Zurich; and Chicago/O'Hare and Milan, as well as flights to four destinations not served by any other North American airline,
including Amman, Jordan; Azores, Portugal; Palma de Mallorca,
Spain and Tenerife, Spain.
United has also added a second seasonal
frequency from New York/Newark to Edinburgh, Scotland from 25 May
to 27 October and from New York/Newark to Naples, Italy from 23 June to
Asia Pacific Expansion
summer, United will serve 27 destinations across the Pacific. Excluding Mainland China
and Hong Kong, United's capacity across the Pacific will exceed
2019 levels by more than 15% this summer. The airline recently resumed
pre-pandemic service between Denver-Tokyo/Narita and San
Francisco-Hong Kong, and added new service to Tokyo/Haneda from
Washington Dulles and Los Angeles.
United will also have
an expanded schedule between Australia and the U.S.,
including non-stop routes to Australia's three largest cities –
Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
Plus, the airline's recently
launched codeshare partnership with Virgin Australia also allows
travelers to make easy connections to more than 20 additional
cities within Australia.
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