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New UA Routes SEP 2020 • EWR ↔ OGG/JNB • ORD ↔ KOA/DEL/TLV • IAD ↔ LOS/ACC • SFO↔BLR

New UA Routes SEP 2020 • EWR ↔ OGG/JNB • ORD ↔ KOA/DEL/TLV • IAD ↔ LOS/ACC • SFO↔BLR

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United Airlines Strengthens Global Network, Adding New Nonstops to Africa, India and Hawaii
United to operate first-ever nonstop service between the United States and Bangalore, India and new service between Chicago and New Delhi, India
Announces new nonstop service between U.S. East Coast and Accra, Ghana; Lagos, Nigeria; and Johannesburg, South Africa
First-ever nonstop service between Chicago and Kona and between Newark/New York and Maui
CHICAGO, Sept. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today announced plans to expand its global route network with new nonstop service to Africa, India and Hawaii. With these new routes, United will offer more nonstop service to India and South Africa than any other U.S. carrier and remains the largest carrier between the U.S. mainland and Hawaii.

Starting this December, United will fly daily between Chicago and New Delhi and, starting in spring 2021, United will become the only airline to operate between San Francisco and Bangalore, India and between Newark/New York and Johannesburg. United will also introduce new service between Washington, D.C., and Accra, Ghana and Lagos, Nigeria in late spring of 2021. In the summer of 2021, United will fly nonstops four times weekly between Chicago and Kona and between Newark/New York and Maui. And starting this week, United, the airline offering more nonstop service to Israel than any other U.S. carrier, begins new nonstop service between Chicago and Tel Aviv, the only carrier to offer this service.

United's newly announced international routes are subject to government approval and tickets will be available for purchase on united.com and the United app in the coming weeks.

"Now is the right time to take a bold step in evolving our global network to help our customers reconnect with friends, family and colleagues around the world," said Patrick Quayle, United's vice president of International Network and Alliances. "These new nonstop routes provide shorter travel times and convenient one-stop connections from across the United States, demonstrating United's continued innovative and forward-looking approach to rebuilding our network to meet the travel needs of our customers."

Offering nonstop service to three new destinations in Africa

United will become the only U.S. carrier serving Accra nonstop from Washington, D.C. and the only airline to serve Lagos nonstop from Washington, D.C., with three weekly flights to each destination beginning in late spring 2021. The Washington metropolitan area has the second-largest population of Ghanaians in the United States, and Lagos is the largest Western African destination from the United States. Now, with 65 different U.S. cities connecting through Washington Dulles, United will offer convenient one-stop connections to Western Africa.

United already provides seasonal, three-times-weekly service between Newark/New York and Cape Town. By adding new daily nonstop flights between Newark/New York and Johannesburg in spring 2021, the airline will operate more flights to South Africa than any other U.S. carrier, and will offer the only roundtrip, nonstop service from the United States to Johannesburg by a U.S carrier. These routes also offer easy connections for customers traveling to South Africa from more than 50 U.S. cities.

New nonstops to India from two U.S. cities

United has served India with nonstop service for 15 years and now builds on its existing service to New Delhi and Mumbai with two new routes. Beginning December 2020, United will introduce new nonstop service between Chicago and New Delhi and, for the first time ever, United customers will be able to travel nonstop between San Francisco and Bangalore starting spring 2021. Chicago has the second highest population of Indian-Americans in the United States, and customers from more than 130 U.S. cities can connect on United through O'Hare International Airport. Service from San Francisco to Bangalore connects two international technology hubs, broadening United's west coast service to India, which also includes San Francisco to New Delhi.

New nonstop service between Chicago and Tel Aviv

Beginning, Thursday, Sept. 10, United will start brand-new three-times-weekly nonstop service between Chicago and Tel Aviv. In addition to Chicago, United currently operates nonstop service between Tel Aviv and its hubs in Newark/New York and San Francisco and will resume service between Washington and Tel Aviv in October. The airline operates more nonstop service between the United States and Israel than any U.S. airline.

United expanding Hawaii service to the Midwest and East Coast
As customers look to resume leisure travel options, United will make it easier than ever to travel nonstop to Maui and Kona for the 2021 summer season. With the addition of new flights between both Newark/New York and Maui and Chicago and Kona, United will provide customers in the Midwest and U.S. East Coast with even faster and more convenient service to the Hawaiian Islands than any other airline.
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Old Sep 8, 20, 12:16 pm
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New UA Routes SEP 2020 • EWR ↔ OGG/JNB • ORD ↔ KOA/DEL/TLV • IAD ↔ LOS/ACC • SFO↔BLR

United is teasing new routes via social media again, this time it's an Instagram video post containing "over 30" clues for new service. Announcement is coming tomorrow, September 9, 2020, at 10am CT.


The video heavily suggests international service, with multiple passport shots and a Patrick Quayle cameo. For those who don't know, PQ is United's VP for International Network planning, so perhaps this announcement will outline some of United's winter leisure plans. Latin America seems to be a logical choice.

Take a look at the post, and let the guesses begin...

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Old Sep 8, 20, 12:39 pm
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All the string without a map makes it seem like they are trying to solve a crime.
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Old Sep 8, 20, 12:42 pm
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Vienna has to be one of them!
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Old Sep 8, 20, 12:43 pm
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Always excited for new international routes, and a lot of SFO images on there. But really I just want SFO-CDG back soon
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Old Sep 8, 20, 12:46 pm
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Vienna has to be one of them!
It just seems like UA is letting OS do all its US-Austria flying so not sure...
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Old Sep 8, 20, 12:51 pm
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The map in the video gets several UA hubs circled in blue pen. But it felt the focus was on EWR

The smart phone in the video lists:
ANR Belgum (only served by Air Antwerp & TUI)
AUX Brazil (only served by Gol)
BGW Iraq (lots of service.... but um yea..)
GYD Azerbaijan (lots of service... but doesn't seem to be in UA's wheelhouse)
BWI (doesn't make for an intl route)
BKO Mali (yea.. ok maybe?)
BWN Brunei (yea... ok maybe?)
BKK Thailand (this is my front runner)
BGF Bangui (a former refugee camp in 2017... now run by the UN)

Side note.... um could have just been a tricky camera angle, but the guy at his kitchen table with white headphones, dressed business on the top, but casual on the bottom seemed to have been in... an ... um "excited" state under the table

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Old Sep 8, 20, 12:57 pm
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I'll go on the record with my pick of EWR-OGG as a stone-cold lock, guessing 763ER. A few hints at that if you look carefully, even though it's domestic. Probably a total of 7 new routes.

Expecting 787-8, 787-9 and 767-300ER service, based on some of the images, and there are photos of EWR, IAD, ORD and SFO. A Tulip, and a reference to BKK even makes it in there...

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Vienna has to be one of them!
I thought I saw Chantilly in the same frame, so I wonder if it was a map of VA rather than Austria... time will tell!
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Old Sep 8, 20, 1:00 pm
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Vienna has to be one of them!
Would love this one. Was stunned the first time I tried to fly to VIE and found out that exactly zero US based carriers fly there. Nothing wrong with Austrian, actually a pretty good airline, but would prefer to keep all my travel on United and going there and back as it is just easier overall.
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Old Sep 8, 20, 1:04 pm
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I hope it's Istanbul but there are no clues about my hometown.
And, as the video focuses on passports and a transatlantic departure pattern from EWR ( paper with blue pen markings ), I guess that they are introducing a new transatlantic route from EWR.
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Old Sep 8, 20, 1:06 pm
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Originally Posted by EWR764 View Post
I'll go on the record with my pick of EWR-OGG as a stone-cold lock, guessing 763ER. A few hints at that if you look carefully, even though it's domestic. Probably a total of 7 new routes.

Expecting 787-8, 787-9 and 767-300ER service, based on some of the images, and there are photos of EWR, IAD, ORD and SFO. A Tulip, and a reference to BKK even makes it in there...



I thought I saw Chantilly in the same frame, so I wonder if it was a map of VA rather than Austria... time will tell!
Does the 763ER have the ability to make the takeoff roll at OGG without a significant weight restriction? 6,995 feet. Long way to EWR! Or could there be a stop in KOA like OGG-ORD was years ago?
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I'll go on the record with my pick of EWR-OGG as a stone-cold lock, guessing 763ER.

I'd never guess that route even during our record tourism years.

But doesn't a fully loaded 763ER for takeoff need way more runway than exists at OGG?
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Old Sep 8, 20, 1:18 pm
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Does anyone know where this is located




or where is this airport?


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Does anyone know where this is located



Athens?
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Old Sep 8, 20, 1:23 pm
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Does anyone know where this is located




or where is this airport?


List of countries in the GMT time zone:

European countries/territories using GMT in the winter and IST or BST in the summer:

Africa

African countries using GMT all year:

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Athens?
UA already has UA124/125 EWR-ATH planned after 6 May 2021.
I am not sure if it's this new route or a previously operated summer seasonal route.
UPDATE: Athens was originally planned for S20 but did not operate.
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