United Confirms 3 New/Returning Transatlantic Routes: EWR-ATH, IAD-BCN, IAD-LIS

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.

 Flight

From

To

Departure

Arrival

UA124

EWR

ATH

5:40 p.m. Daily

10:30 a.m. the next day

UA125

ATH

EWR

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.

Flight

From

To

Departure

Arrival

UA140

IAD

BCN

6:10 p.m. Daily

8:20 a.m. the next day

UA141

BCN

IAD

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).

Flight

From

To

Departure

Arrival

UA167

IAD

LIS

5:55 p.m. Daily

6:20 a.m. the next day

UA168

LIS

IAD

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.

EWRATH

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Comments

  1. I think you mean the outbound IAD-LIS arrives at 6:20 AM.
    Either way thanks for the heads up. Portugal is high on our list.
    I believe UA used to have a direct flight to OPO from EWR as well a few years ago.

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