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New UA 2020 intl summer routes; Nice (NCE), Palermo (PMO), Curacao (CUR) & more TATL

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United Airlines Announces 12 New and Expanded International Destinations from Chicago, Denver, New York/Newark and San Francisco

New 2020 international summer services to Nice, France; Palermo, Italy; and Curacao
United now offers customers more than 270 international routes to 57 countries

CHICAGO, Aug. 22, 2019
United Airlines today unveiled an expanded international schedule from its hubs in Chicago, Denver, New York/Newark and San Francisco. United's announcement includes brand-new service to Nice, France; Palermo, Italy; and Curacao. The airline also announced customers will have more options when planning travel to Europe with additional flights to Amsterdam; London; Frankfurt, Germany; and Zurich and will resume its seasonal summer service earlier to popular destinations including Athens, Greece; Naples, Italy; Porto, Portugal; and Barcelona, Spain.

"United's global network is a tremendous source of pride for our employees and loyal customers – we're always looking for ways to grow and expand our network to connect our customers to more destinations around the world," said United's International Network Vice President Patrick Quayle. "These new additions help position United as the airline of choice for customers planning their business or leisure travel."

New seasonal service between New York/Newark and Curacao, Nice and Palermo
Just in time to escape the winter weather, United is adding Curacao to its Caribbean route network and enabling customers access to all of the ABC islands, including Aruba and Bonaire. Curacao, United's 21st island destination in the Caribbean, will operate on Saturdays beginning Dec. 7, 2019, with Boeing 737-700 aircraft, subject to government approval.

United's unparalleled global route network provides customers with easy access between the United States and many of the world's top vacation destinations. Beginning May 2, 2020, United will offer customers daily nonstop service between New York/Newark and Nice, France – the gateway to the French Riviera. The airline will operate service to Nice with its premium Boeing 767-300ER aircraft featuring 46 United Polaris business class seats – offering the most premium seats between the United States and southern France of any U.S. airline.

In addition, beginning May 20, United will be the only airline offering nonstop daily service between the United States and Palermo, Italy, the capital city of Sicily and United's fifth Italian destination: the most of any U.S. airline. Service to Nice and Palermo is subject to government approval.

In the last two years, United has announced 26 new international routes, including nonstop service between the United States and Prague; Cape Town, South Africa; Tahiti, French Polynesia; Naples, Italy; Porto, Portugal; and Reykjavik, Iceland. United offers the most international destinations from New York City of any U.S. airline.

Offering more international service from Chicago than any U.S. carrier
United will begin daily nonstop year-round service between Chicago O'Hare and Zurich on March 28, 2020. Offering the most flights of any U.S. airline to Switzerland, United will operate service between Chicago and Zurich with its premium 46 Polaris business class Boeing 767-300ER aircraft. From Chicago, United Airlines operates to more year-round international destinations in Europe, Asia and South America than any airline. Zurich is its seventh year-round European destination from Chicago. The new service will complement existing flights from New York/Newark, San Francisco, and Washington.

Offering customers more options to get to Amsterdam and Frankfurt
In addition to United's brand-new and extended routes from its New York/Newark gateway, United announced the addition of a second daily flight between New York/Newark and Amsterdam and Frankfurt, Germany. The additional flights, beginning March 28, 2020, will enable more customers from across the United States to easily connect to Amsterdam and Frankfurt. United, the U.S. carrier with the most flights to Germany, will operate its second daily year-round Frankfurt service with its premium Boeing 767-300ER aircraft with 46 United Polaris business class seats. The airline will operate its second daily seasonal flight to Amsterdam with Boeing 767-300ER aircraft featuring 30 United Polaris business class seats. United currently offers nonstop service from five U.S. cities to Amsterdam, including Chicago, Houston, New York/Newark, Washington and San Francisco.

Increasing service to London and New Delhi
Subject to government approval, United will expand service between Denver and London to year-round, beginning Nov. 1, 2019, with Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft. United is the only carrier offering customers both nonstop trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific flights from Denver. In addition to London, United offers nonstop year-round service to Frankfurt, Germany, and Tokyo/Narita.

Originally announced as seasonal service between San Francisco and New Delhi, United is expanding the route to year-round service. United will provide business and leisure travelers nonstop access to India from the U.S. West and East Coasts. United will operate its first nonstop service from the U.S. West Coast to India with a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft beginning Dec. 5, 2019.

Planning a European summer getaway has never been easier
United announced it is extending its seasonal services between New York/Newark and Athens, Greece; Naples, Italy; and Porto, Portugal, and between Washington and Barcelona, Spain. United will resume service one month earlier between New York/Newark and Porto, Portugal, on March 28, 2020, and will resume service between New York/Newark and Athens and Naples, and between Washington and Barcelona two weeks earlier, on May 8, 2020.
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Old Aug 22, 19, 9:00 am
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New UA 2020 intl summer routes; Nice (NCE), Palermo (PMO), Curacao (CUR) & more TATL

Our new and expanded international service is taking off! Nice, France; Palermo, Sicily, and more. Where will you fly first?

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United will add new service from Newark to:
  • Curacao - weekly seasonal service on Saturdays beginning December 7, 2019
  • Nice - daily seasonal service starting on May 2, 2020
  • Palermo - daily seasonal service starting on May 20, 2020
Also add ORD-ZRH and make EWR-FRA/AMS double-daily.

DEN-LHR and SFO-DEL become year-around.

Details here (link to my blog)
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EWR-NCE with 76L, wow!
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That GYE teaser on Twitter sucked, was really hoping to see GYE service. A lot of it is just extra service, and ATH is already covered by EK. EK crushes UA. silly.
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ORD-ZRH on the 763 high J!
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Old Aug 22, 19, 9:07 am
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SFO only got extension of DEL to be year-round. Very excited to see Sicily on there! I like it. ORD-ZRH will be on high-J 763 as well. Thinking maybe all ZRH flights get the high-J 763 (IAD and EWR as well).

NCE on high-J 763 - must be aimed at the Monte Carlo crowd?
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Old Aug 22, 19, 9:07 am
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So basically nothing new for DEN and SFO, just making seasonal flights year round, not surprised but to me these are not 'new routes' as advertised.
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Can’t believe they have given AA ORD-ATH. Does LH have a say in this? My ATH-FRA flight had 60 passengers continuing on to ORD.
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I really wish CUR would go to daily, or at least Thursday/Friday through Monday so you could make a long weekend out of it. Saturday only is useless to me
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So basically nothing new for DEN and SFO, just making seasonal flights year round, not surprised but to me these are not 'new routes' as advertised.
Yeah, this does absolutely nothing for me short of a miracle of an LHR-DMM Star Alliance route to compliment a year-round DEN-LHR service. How disappointing.
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So basically nothing new for DEN and SFO, just making seasonal flights year round, not surprised but to me these are not 'new routes' as advertised.
Agree. I gotta believe there will be additional announcements, especially routes into Asia, given the 789s joining the fleet.
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Originally Posted by MatthewLAX View Post
United will add new service from Newark to:
  • Curacao - weekly seasonal service on Saturdays beginning December 7, 2019
  • Nice - daily seasonal service starting on May 2, 2019
  • Palermo - daily seasonal service starting on May 20, 2019
Also add ORD-ZRH and make EWR-FRA/AMS double-daily.

DEN-LHR and SFO-DEL become year-around.

Details here (link to my blog)
New starting in May, 2019?!
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Old Aug 22, 19, 9:18 am
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Palermo seems really surprising. It's far from the typical summer hotspots eastword; better off connecting in Europe to Catania, I would think.
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2x daily EWR-FRA is good. Hopefully this will open up more P fares (especially with high J 763), inventory on EWR-FRA has been terrible with the introduction of 781. There's an abundant of P inventory on LH FRA-JFK/EWR flights but Polaris seat is much better than playing footsies on LH.

Also a lot of new capacity to Italy, considering FCO went seasonal for a while before DY came into EWR to challenge UA.
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