United Airlines launches new non-stop route from Newark to Stockholm

A United Airlines 757 on the taxiway.
Photo: RHL Images from England, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

United Airlines has introduced a brand-new seasonal non-stop route, operating daily between New York Newark (EWR) and Stockholm.

United Airlines is the third carrier to offer flights between New York (EWR/JFK) and Stockholm, following in the footsteps of Delta and SAS.

This announcement comes as a welcome surprise, especially after the initial plan to launch the route in 2022 had to be postponed due to aircraft availability constraints.

With this new development, American travelers will now have even more options when planning their journey to Sweden.

Newark – Stockholm

United Airlines’ decision to launch a direct flight between Newark and Stockholm reflects the ever-growing interest in travel between the United States and Sweden.

The carrier’s return to Stockholm marks a significant milestone, as this will be the first time since 2019 that they will be serving this culturally rich and dynamic capital city.

Interestingly, United Airlines first began offering flights to Stockholm, which locals affectionately refer to as the “beauty on water,” back in 2005.

The new route will be operated using the Boeing 757-200 aircraft, ensuring a comfortable and pleasant journey for passengers.

This direct connection will undoubtedly be a game-changer, offering convenience and efficiency for travelers seeking to explore both the wonders of Newark and the enchanting allure of Stockholm.

Meeting pent-up travel demand

United Airlines, already the largest carrier across both the Atlantic and the Pacific, is making significant strides to cater to the surging demand for travel.

In response to the increased interest in international travel outside the U.S., the airline has expanded its network by nearly 25% compared to last year.

This summer, United Airlines will serve an impressive 114 different international cities, showcasing their commitment to offering a wide range of options for globe-trotters.

It comes as no surprise that international bookings have already surged by 15% compared to the same period in 2022, demonstrating the eagerness of travelers to explore the world once again.

Highlights of Summer 2023 international scheduling

United Airlines’ Summer 2023 international scheduling boasts an array of exciting additions and expansions to its flight services. Some of the highlights include:

New Service to Malaga, Dubai, and Stockholm

The introduction of new routes to Malaga and Dubai, in addition to the newly launched Newark-Stockholm route, opens up a world of possibilities for travelers seeking unique and diverse destinations.

United Airlines is expanding its service to several beloved European cities, including Rome, Paris, Barcelona, Berlin, Shannon, Edinburgh, and Naples. The increased frequency of flights allows for more flexibility in travel planning and encourages more tourists to explore these enchanting locations.

Enhanced Connectivity to London-Heathrow

London Heathrow remains one of the world’s most significant travel hubs, and United Airlines is stepping up its game by offering almost two dozen daily flights to this bustling metropolis. This increased connectivity provides seamless access to various destinations worldwide.

Exploring Unique Destinations

For the adventurous traveler, United Airlines is now offering service to unique and off-the-beaten-path places such as Amman, the Azores, Palma de Mallorca, and Tenerife. These destinations promise unforgettable experiences and unforgettable memories.

Expanded Service to Australia

Australia continues to captivate travelers with its natural beauty and diverse landscapes. United Airlines will be serving Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane, making it easier than ever for travelers to explore the land down under.

Ample Flights to Japan

Japan’s allure remains as strong as ever, and United Airlines is increasing its flights to Tokyo-Haneda, Tokyo-Narita, and Osaka, offering ten daily transpacific flights. This move further enhances travel options for those seeking to immerse themselves in Japanese culture and history.

Enhanced Connectivity to South Korea and Hong Kong

For travelers wanting to explore the wonders of Asia, United Airlines is now offering twice-daily flights to Seoul, South Korea, from San Francisco. Additionally, there will be a new service to Hong Kong from San Francisco, providing more opportunities for travelers to embark on unique adventures in Asia.

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