United bets on travel recovery to add new transatlantic flights for summer 2023

Boeing 777ER United Airlines. Fly to Fiumicino Leonardo da Vinci Airport.

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united airlines plans to significantly increase its schedule for transatlantic travel. This bets that consumers will continue to pay for international travel, some of which have been postponed for years.

United has announced plans to fly to 37 destinations in Europe, Africa, India and the Middle East next summer. Also, Newark, N.J. He plans to return to the Liberty International Airport hub and destinations including direct flights from Stockholm. boeing 757 on May 27. Last served the city in 2019.

Airline executives recently reported a strong summer, especially for European travel. United Airlines said demand increased 20% from 2019 during the summer peak.Ticket sales remain strong heading into the fall, with some carriers maintain more off-peak flights Pursue that profit.

Despite strong demand and revenue from high fares, airlines have been plagued with a series of challenges this summer, including: Aircraft delivery delay Disruption due to staffing shortages in major European hubs like London and Amsterdam. curb capacity.

Patrick Quayle, United’s senior vice president of global network planning and alliances, told reporters, “This is a schedule that we believe we can operate. He said the carriers will work closely with airports and other industry members. He said they are working together to make sure they don’t go too far.

Inflation, a slowing recovery in business travel and other issues are casting a shadow over demand in 2023.London heathrow airport warned on tuesday Its travel demand is ‘uncertain’.

When demand was weak during the pandemic, United Experiment with route maps and provide destinations Such as Palma de Mallorca in Spain and Ponta Delgada in the Azores in Portugal. These flights are returning service to Bergen, Norway, but were not cut for 2023.

United Airlines announced Wednesday that it will begin flights between San Francisco and Rome on May 25 with its 777-200ER. This is part of the airline’s major investment in serving Italy. On the same day, it will launch seasonal flights from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Shannon, Ireland on a Boeing 757, and daily flights from Chicago to Barcelona on a 787 Dreamliner.

A Boeing 767 flight from Washington Dulles International Airport to Berlin will also operate from May 25. The airline will operate 23 daily flights to London Heathrow next summer.

United will begin service between Newark and Dubai on March 25 with a Boeing 777-200ER. New partnership with Emirates.

delta airlines It is also ramping up its service to Europe for next spring and summer, increasing its transatlantic capacity by 8% from 2022.

The additions include direct flights to Geneva, increased flights to London and the resumption of daily flights to Berlin, all departing from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. United bets on travel recovery to add new transatlantic flights for summer 2023

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