Two weeks ago United announced that they planned to cut Newark flights to Europe at the end of the summer, including service to both Stockholm (ARN) and Oslo (OSL). On Newark – Paris (CDG), the two daily flights will drop to only one, but a 777-200 will take over the remaining route.
Separately, TheStreet notes that United is reallocating its fleet of 767s, which includes both 35 Boeing 767-300ERs from pre-merger United and 16 767-400s from pre-merger Continental.
United said it would put 767s from both fleets to work on four of its Newark-origination, trans-Atlantic routes now operated with narrow-body Boeing 757s. The first transition to a 767 took place when Newark-Barcelona transitioned to a 767 flight. Subsequently, 757s will be replaced by 767s on Newark-Berlin on June 4 and on Newark-Hamburg and Newark-Madrid on Oct. 25.
The delivery of nine Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners through March 2016 will also help with the transition as the 787s take over 767-300ER flying on South American routes.
Read the full article including details on the reliability of transatlantic flying with the 757 here.