Yesterday, United Airlines released a video full of clues as to where their next group of international routes would be set to go. The airline built much anticipation around this announcement, and the day has finally arrived for the airline to officially announce these routes. To see our predictions, check out our previous article.
Washington-Dulles to Ammam, Jordan (IAD-AMM)
United plans to fly once daily from Washington-Dulles International Airport to Amman, Jordan. This is the carrier's first middle-eastern flight (besides Tel-Aviv) since pulling out of Dubai and Kuwait some years back. This route is set to be operated three times weekly using the airline's Boeing 787-8 aircraft beginning May 5, 2022.
New York/Newark to Azores, Portugal (EWR-PDL)
With United's recent increase in flights to the Iberian peninsula, it was only a matter of time before new routes were added. In addition to Porto and Lisbon, United Airlines will also be flying to the Azores Islands beginning May 13, 2022. This route will operate thrice-weekly year-round and on a daily basis between June and August of 2022.
New York/Newark to Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain (EWR-TFS)
European travel to the Canary Islands has been steadily increasing ever since the onset of the pandemic, as its distance from the mainland of Europe is not very far. United is joining the fun in transporting passengers to this travel destination that has been considerably rising in popularity. Flights will operate three times weekly beginning June 2, 2022.
New York/Newark to Bergen, Norway (EWR-BGO)
This flight is interesting, especially considering United's only flight to the Scandinavian region is to Stockholm. This new expansion means greater European connectivity, checking off another country from United's list. Similar to their Stockholm flights, the airline will utilize a Boeing 757 on this route. Flights are set to operate three times per week beginning May 20, 2022.
New York/Newark to Mallorca, Spain (EWR-PMI)
American travel to Palma de Mallorca has only increased in recent years, and the only way to fly to the island was via connections in Europe. Now, United has enabled passengers to fly nonstop with the introduction of flights straight to the Spanish island. Flights are set to begin on June 9, 2022, and will be operated on a 3x weekly basis.
Denver to Munich, Germany (DEN-MUC)
United flies to Munich from almost every other hub, so it was only a matter of time until this flight resumed. This addition offers United Airlines frequent flyers one more option to fly back to the American mainland. Denver's European connectivity is also somewhat lacking, and the announcement of this route makes Germany a much more viable destination. This daily service is set to begin on April 23, 2022.
Chicago to Milan, Italy (ORD-MXP)
United Airlines already flies to Milan from Newark, and with flights leaving full fairly frequently, it seems fair that another route has been added. Increased connectivity means that passengers can now fly to Venice, Milan, Naples, and Rome from both Newark, Chicago, and Washington-Dulles. This daily service to Milan is set to begin on May 6, 2022.
Washington-Dulles to Berlin, Germany (IAD-BER)
Before COVID, United Airlines operated flights to Berlin from Newark using their Boeing 767-300 and -400 aircraft. Now, the network includes flights from Washington-Dulles airport in Virginia. United will inaugurate this service on May 6, 2022, with flights operating on a daily basis.
In addition to the above routes, United Airlines will also be adding service to the following destinations. These routes were announced prior to the pandemic but were not able to begin:
- Newark (EWR) to Tokyo (HND) beginning March 26, 2022
- Los Angeles (LAX) to Tokyo (HND) beginning March 26, 2022
- Washington (IAD) to Tokyo (HND) beginning March 26, 2022
- Chicago (ORD) to Zurich (ZRH) beginning April 23, 2022
- Newark (EWR) to Nice (NCE) beginning April 29, 2022
- San Francisco (SFO) to Bangalore (BLR) beginning May 26, 2022
In addition to resuming previously-canceled inaugurations, United will be resuming the following services that were halted:
- Newark (EWR) to Stockholm (ARN)
- Newark (EWR) to Berlin (BER)
- Newark (EWR) to Naples (NAP)
- Newark (EWR) to Porto (OPO)
- Newark (EWR) to Prague (PRG)
- Newark (EWR) to Venice (VCE)
- Newark (EWR) to Shannon (SNN)
- Newark (EWR), Chicago (ORD), and Washington (IAD) to Edinburgh (EDI)
United has only set the dates for these resumptions to be "Summer 2022."
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