LONDON – United Airlines has announced it will add five new flights to London Heathrow from the United States.
The five new flights include two more New York-Newark flights, one extra Denver and San Francisco service as well as the addition of a new service to Boston.
By March 2022, the airline will offer around 22 daily flights to the States from Heathrow.
Commenting on the news was Patrick Quayle, United’s Senior VP of International Network and Alliances who expressed confidence over this expansion.
“For nearly 30 years, United has provided a critical link between the US and London, maintaining service throughout the pandemic and strategically growing our schedule to keep our customers in these key global business centers connected”.
“London is an integral part of United’s network and we remain confident demand will continue to grow, particularly as international business travel returns in 2022.”
The new Boston service will be operated by the carrier’s Boeing 767-300ER offering 46 seats in Business, 22 in Premium Plus, and 99 seats in Economy.
United is currently offering around seven flights per day, but by December this will increase to 10 through additional Newark and Chicago flights.
Denver flights will resume soon, with a second flight to be added using its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.
The sixth and seventh flights to Newark will be operated by the 767-300ER as well, with a third daily San Francisco flight to be operated using the Dreamliner.
Finally, United will resume its daily Los Angeles service as standard.
What this represents is a significant expansion in the wake of COVID, as the airline will look to getting itself back on track on the transatlantic front.