United adds service between Washington Dulles and Edinburgh, Scotland and 787 Dreamliner service between San Francisco and Zurich to summer 2018 schedule
United to start seasonal summer service earlier between Chicago and Dublin and Edinburgh, Scotland and between Washington/Dulles and Lisbon, Portugal
New flights will connect over 100 cities in North America to Europe with just one stop at United’s New York/Newark, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. hubs
United Airlines (UAL) today announced new nonstop seasonal service to four popular European destinations including Reykjavik, Iceland, Porto, Portugal, Edinburgh, Scotland, and Zurich, Switzerland. United’s 2018 summer schedule offers more options for United customers from more than 100 North American cities to conveniently connect to Europe with just one stop in New York/Newark, San Francisco or Washington/Dulles hubs. Subject to government approval. These flights are now available for purchase.
“As we continue growing our global route network we are offering more choice and convenience to travel internationally, something our customers have told us they want,” said Patrick Quayle, United’s vice president of International Network. “The new seasonal summer flights offer customers even more opportunities to plan summer travel to four of Europe’s most beautiful cities.”
In addition to United’s new summer offerings to Iceland, Portugal, Scotland and Switzerland, the airline will start daily service between Los Angeles and Singapore and between New York/Newark and Buenos Aires in October 2017 and in January 2018, will begin daily nonstop service between Houston and Sydney. Subject to government approval.
New York/Newark (EWR) to Porto, Portugal (OPO)
United’s daily nonstop service between Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and Porto (OPO) will operate using Boeing 757 aircraft. Flight times will be 7 hours 5 minutes eastbound and 8 hours westbound.
New York/Newark (EWR) to Reykjavik, Iceland (KEF)
United’s daily nonstop service between Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and Reykjavik (KEF) will operate using Boeing 757 aircraft. Flight times will be 5 hours 40 minutes eastbound and 6 hours 10 minutes westbound.
San Francisco (SFO) to Zurich, Switzerland (ZRH)
The nonstop flights between San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Zurich, Switzerland (ZRH) will operate daily with Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft. Flight times for the Zurich service will be 11 hours eastbound and 11 hours 50 minutes westbound. United also offers daily year-round service between Zurich and New York/Newark and Washington/Dulles. United’s San Francisco service is conveniently timed for roundtrip connections beyond Zurich including Delhi, Milan, Athens and Geneva with SWISS, a member of Star Alliance.
Washington/Dulles (IAD) to Edinburgh, Scotland (EDI)
The nonstop flights between Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Edinburgh, Scotland (EDI) will operate daily with Boeing 757 aircraft. Flight times for the Edinburgh service will be 7 hours 15 minutes eastbound and 8 hours westbound. United also offers seasonal summer service to Edinburgh from Chicago and year-round service from New York/Newark.
Seasonal service from Chicago, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. extended
United is extending its 2018 trans-Atlantic summer route schedule from Chicago, San Francisco and Washington/Dulles by making flights available earlier and operating through late October 2018. Daily seasonal service between Chicago and Edinburgh and between San Francisco and Munich begins May 4 and ends Oct. 26, 2018 and Seasonal service between Chicago and Dublin and between Washington/Dulles and Lisbon, Portugal will start April 9, 2018 and end Oct.26, 2018.
Onboard products and services
United Polaris business class features a reimagined, sleep-enhancing experience for intercontinental travelers, including elevated inflight food and beverages, tranquil custom bedding from Saks Fifth Avenue and exclusive amenity kits with products from Soho House & Co’s Cowshed Spa.
United Economy Plus offers additional legroom and increased personal space. Located near the front of the economy cabin, the seats give the added benefit of allowing a swifter exit from the plane on arrival.
United Economy offers complimentary food, soft drinks, juices, beer and wine, tea, coffee and inflight entertainment on these flights. Additionally, the seats feature an adjustable headrest and a personal on-demand entertainment system.