LONDON – United Airlines yesterday unveiled its Summer 2023 transatlantic plans, with the airline boasting they are flying to more destinations than their competitors.
Within this new schedule, the airline will be adding new services to three cities, Malaga, Stockholm, and Dubai, along with six more flights to popular European destinations.
Quayle: Offering The Best of Both Worlds…
Before we get into the nitty-gritty, let’s see what Patrick Quayle, Senior VP of Global Network Planning & Alliances at United, had to say on this new schedule:
“Next summer, United is offering the best of both worlds: we’re making it easier for our customers to visit the most popular cities in Europe, but we’re also expanding our reach to give travelers access to new places they haven’t yet experienced”.
“We expect another busy summer for international travel and are proud to build on our industry-leading global network to offer our customers the widest range of destinations and most convenient travel options.”
It’s key to note that the Dubai flights are not surprising, given the codesharing arrangement that they have signed with Emirates in the last few weeks.
Routes To Note…
Within their announcement, United Airlines highlighted certain routes to note as part of its Summer 2023 season. Let’s take a dive into this.
The first route is between Newark and Malaga, where the carrier will be operating three flights per week beginning May 31, 2023, using their Boeing 757-200 aircraft.
Next up is the Newark-Dubai rotation using their Boeing 777-200ER aircraft. Services will begin on March 25, 2023, on a daily basis.
On May 27, 2023, United will return to Stockholm for the first time since 2019 from Newark using their Boeing 757-200 aircraft as well on a daily basis.
Moving over to San Francisco, the airline will operate daily flights to Rome using its Boeing 777-200ER aircraft from May 25, 2023, adding onto existing flights into Milan, Venice, and Naples.
On the same day, the airline will be adding more seasonal flights to Shannon from Chicago O’Hare, with this increasing to daily flights using their Boeing 757-200 aircraft.
Also, from Chicago O’Hare will be new direct and daily flights to Barcelona using the carrier’s Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. This will also begin on May 25, 2023.
Moving over to Washington Dulles, the carrier will begin daily services to Berlin from May 25, 2023, using the carrier’s Boeing 767-400ER also.
As for flights to Paris and London, this is where United has bolstered up its frequencies accordingly.
From March 25, 2023, the carrier will operate 23 daily flights into London Heathrow through the addition of a second daily flight from Los Angeles.
As for Paris, United will be adding a second daily flight between Washington Dulles and Paris CDG from June 2 using its Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft.
From what the carrier has unveiled, it’s clear that this is going to be a very extensive transatlantic route network for the Summer 2023 season.
Looking ahead, it’s going to be interesting to see how these routes perform, especially if there is a capacity need through the additional frequencies installed onto the schedule.
For now, the only way is up for United, and they are looking to take some serious cash in that period next year.