United Just Announced a New Route to Europe As Part of Its Largest-Ever Summer Schedule
The airline will be heading to Faro, Portugal for the first time in May of next year.
United Airlines is on the move by debuting its largest summer flight schedule in the company’s 97-year history.
On May 24, United will begin a new flight route to Portugal’s southernmost city: Faro, the airline announced on Thursday. The new route, departing from Newark Liberty International Airport, will operate four times a week to give travelers the opportunity to visit Faro — a destination Travel + Leisure has referred to as the “California of Europe.
United will also bring back several popular seasonal summer flights, including a daily offering from Newark to Reykjavik, Iceland on May 23.
The airline also announced that it is debuting their 2024 summer schedule two months earlier due to a 30 percent increase in spring bookings to Europe.
Start dates for routes across Europe will be:
- Feb. 15, 2024: Washington Dulles to Lisbon, Portugal
- Feb. 15, 2024: Washington Dulles to Barcelona, Spain
- Feb. 15, 2024: Washington Dulles to Rome, Italy
- March 30, 2024: Chicago O’Hare to Rome, Italy
- March 30, 2024: Chicago O’Hare to Milan, Italy
- March 30, 2024: Newark to Nice, France
- April 5, 2024: Newark to Naples, Italy
- May 2, 2024: Newark to Malaga, Spain
- May 2, 2024: San Francisco to Rome, Italy
“Whether customers are looking to travel during peak season or shoulder season, visit the most popular tourism destinations or discover a hidden gem, the scope and scale of our network makes United the easy choice for transatlantic travel,” United’s Senior Vice President of Global Network Planning and Alliances Patrick Quayle said in a statement.
With the new schedule, and resuming several of the routes mentioned, United noted they will fly more flights across the Atlantic Ocean than any other air carrier in the world.
In addition to all of the flights to Europe, United also shared they are increasing flights over the Pacific Ocean as well, including new routes from San Francisco to Manila and Beijing.