United Airlines sets out largest transatlantic summer schedule for 2024

A United Airlines Boeing 757 takes off.
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US carrier United Airlines will build on its leading transatlantic network with the debut of its largest-ever summer 2024 schedule.

This includes the first and only non-stop flight between New York/Newark-Faro, Portuga and new flights to Reykjavik, Brussels, Rome and Malaga.

 The airline will also bring back nine of its most popular seasonal routes to Portugal, Italy, France and Spain up to two months early to give customers more time and options to explore Europe.

New Routes

New York/Newark to Faro, Portugal

United Airlines will become the first and only airline to offer non-stop flights between New York/Newark and Faro, Portugal. Starting from May 24, 2024, you can conveniently explore the Algarve region, renowned for its picturesque beaches and captivating historic sites.

These flights will operate four times a week on a Boeing 757-200, ensuring both comfort and convenience.


United Airlines is already a prominent player in the Portuguese market, with year-round service between New York/Newark-Lisbon and seasonal service between Washington/Dulles-Lisbon, New York/Newark-Porto, and New York/Newark-Ponta Delgada, Azores.

A United Airlines Boeing 757 takes off.
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Reykjavik, Rome, Brussels, and Malaga

In addition to the Faro route, United Airlines is resuming seasonal flights to Reykjavik, Iceland, from New York/Newark.

This marks the return of a popular route last seen in the summer of 2022. The flights will operate daily on a Boeing 757-200, providing you with the perfect opportunity to explore the land of ice and fire.

United Airlines is also introducing more options for travelers with a second daily frequency between New York/Newark and Brussels, starting on March 30.

This route will be served on a Boeing 757-200, ensuring flexibility and convenience. Furthermore, a second daily frequency will be available between Washington/Dulles and Rome, starting on May 23, on a Boeing 767-300.

For those eager to visit the enchanting city of Malaga, United Airlines has increased the New York/Newark-Malaga route to daily service, commencing from May 2, 2024.

These flights will be operated on a Boeing 757-200, making it easier than ever to immerse yourself in the culture and beauty of this Spanish gem.

Early Access to Seasonal Service

United Airlines understands that the allure of Europe is not confined to just the summer season. The demand for spring shoulder season getaways is on the rise.

In fact, last spring, United flew 33% more passengers across the Atlantic than in 2022. The airline anticipates this demand will continue to soar in spring 2024.

To cater to this burgeoning demand, United Airlines is resuming several of its most popular routes early.

This means you can start planning your European adventure sooner, offering you even more time and flexibility to explore the Old Continent.

A United Airlines Boeing 787 approaches to land.
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Transatlantic Travel

United Airlines boasts the most extensive transatlantic network among all U.S. airlines, connecting you to an array of exciting destinations across Europe.

Whether you’re planning to travel during peak season or opt for a quieter, shoulder season experience, United Airlines has you covered.

From iconic tourist destinations to hidden gems waiting to be discovered, the airline’s vast network ensures that you have the ultimate choice for transatlantic travel.

Patrick Quayle, United’s Senior Vice President of Global Network Planning and Alliances, emphasizes the airline’s commitment to offering passengers an unparalleled travel experience.

“United has the most flights to the most destinations across the Atlantic, and we’re now giving our customers even more flexibility and choice when planning their trips abroad,” says Quayle.

“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.”

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