United this morning confirmed rumors that began on Friday of three new and returning transatlantic routes. The returning route will see a once daily 767-300ER on Newark-Athens beginning May 25th through October 5th. The flight will compete with Delta’s twice daily Athens service from JFK.
Washington Dulles will see seasonal service to Barcelona (767-400ER) and Lisbon (757-200) from May 25th – September 6th. This follows last week’s announcement of new routes from San Francisco to Auckland and Tel Aviv as well as an earlier announcement of SFO-XIY (Xi’an, China).
Full press release:
United Airlines is adding daily trans-Atlantic summer-season service between:
- New York/Newark and Athens, Greece, from May 25 through Oct. 5, 2016
- Washington/Dulles and Barcelona, Spain, from May 25 through Sept. 6, 2016
- Washington/Dulles and Lisbon, Portugal, May 25 through Sept. 6, 2016
All services are subject to government approval.
New York/Newark to Athens
United’s daily nonstop service between Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and Athens (ATH) will operate using Boeing 767-300 aircraft.
5:40 p.m. Daily
10:30 a.m. the next day
12:30 p.m. Daily
4:30 p.m. the same day
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.
6:10 p.m. Daily
8:20 a.m. the next day
11:30 a.m. Daily
2:45 p.m. the same day
Flight times for the Barcelona service will be 8 hours 10 minutes eastbound and 9 hours 15 minutes westbound.
Washington/Dulles to Lisbon
The airline will use Boeing 757-200 aircraft for flights between Washington/Dulles and Lisbon (LIS).
5:55 p.m. Daily
6:20 a.m. the next day
10:50 a.m. Daily
2:10 p.m. the same day
Flight times will be 7 hours 25 minutes eastbound and 8 hours 20 minutes westbound.
As scheduled, aircraft operating Newark-Athens, Washington-Barcelona and Washington-Lisbon flights will offer modern interiors with personal on-demand entertainment at every seat, Wi-Fi, in-seat power throughout the aircraft and multi-course meals in United BusinessFirst and United Economy. Customers in United BusinessFirst also enjoy the comfort of flat-bed seats.