United Adds Five New Destinations in Jordan, Portugal, Spain and Norway
United announced a surprise transatlantic expansion with 10 new flights and five new destinations. Those new destinations are currently not served by any other North American carrier. They include Amman, Jordan; Bergen, Norway; Azores, Portugal; Palma de Mallorca, Spain and Tenerife in the Spanish Canary Islands.
All of the new routes are set to begin in Spring 2022. Additionally, next year, United will add new flights to five popular European destinations: Berlin, Dublin, Milan, Munich and Rome. Lastly,
United will also launch seven routes that were interrupted due to the pandemic to Bangalore, Frankfurt, Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, Nice and Zurich.
United will begin new capital to capital service between Washington, D.C. and Amman, Jordan starting May 5. The airline will be the only North American carrier flying direct to Amman with service three times weekly with a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner.
United will add a third Portuguese destination to its global network with brand new flights between New York/Newark and Ponta Delgada in the Azores beginning May 13. This daily service joins United’s existing flights to Porto, which will return in March, and Lisbon, which the airline is currently operating from New York/Newark and will resume from Washington, D.C. next summer. United will fly a brand-new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft featuring United’s new signature interior with enhanced seat back entertainment with Bluetooth connectivity and overhead bin space for every customer.
United is also expanding its Spanish beach getaway destinations with three times weekly flights between New York/Newark and Palma de Mallorca in the Balearic Islands, launching June 2 with a Boeing 767-300ER. This will be the first and only flight between the U.S. and Mallorca and will add to United’s existing service to Madrid and Barcelona.
Travelers looking for an additional new beach destination can enjoy the stunning black and white sand beaches of Tenerife in Spain’s Canary Islands with United’s new flight from New York/Newark. United will fly three-times weekly service launching June 9 with a Boeing 757-200.
Beginning May 20, United will become the only U.S. carrier to fly to Bergen, Norway from New York/Newark. United will offer three times weekly service on a Boeing 757-200, allowing customers to experience Bergen’s surrounding mountainous landscape and breathtaking fjords.
Expanded European Service
United is also adding flights to some of Europe’s most iconic cities. Next spring United will add:
- New daily flights between Denver and Munich – joining existing service from Denver to Frankfurt and London which is expected to resume in March. United is the only U.S. airline to offer transatlantic service from Denver.
- New daily flights between Chicago and Milan, joining existing seasonal flights between Chicago and Rome. United will be the only airline to offer a direct flight between Chicago and Milan, adding to its existing service between New York/Newark and Milan.
- New daily capital to capital service between Washington, D.C. and Berlin, joining our other service to Berlin from New York/Newark. United is the only U.S. airline with direct flights to Berlin.
- An additional daily flight from New York/Newark to Dublin and Rome.
Resuming Interrupted Routes
In addition to these new routes, United will begin seven routes that were interrupted by the pandemic:
- Daily flights between San Francisco and Bangalore beginning May 26
- Daily flights between New York/Newark and Nice beginning April 29
- A second daily flight between New York/Newark and Frankfurt beginning April 23
- Daily flights between Chicago and Zurich beginning April 23
- Flights from Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and New York/Newark to Tokyo’s Haneda airport by March 26