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United Airlines increases London Heathrow-New York frequency to six-times daily

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Additional flight to operate for summer 2017 season

United Airlines will increase the frequency of its flights from London/Heathrow to its New York hub, Newark Liberty International Airport, this summer to six-times daily.  The airline will operate an additional sixth daily Heathrow-New York/Newark nonstop service during the period April 5 to October 28, 2017 (both dates westbound), offering more flights per day to Newark Liberty International Airport than any other carrier operating from London Heathrow.

The additional New York/Newark flight, UA76, will depart Heathrow daily at 11:40 a.m., arriving in Newark at 15:05 p.m. the same day.  The return flight, UA77, will depart New York/Newark daily at 21:30 p.m., arriving at London/Heathrow at 9:40 a.m. the following day (all times local).  The flights will be operated by Boeing 763-300 aircraft featuring a total of 214 seats – 30 flat-bed seats in Polaris Business Class and 184 in Economy, including 49 Economy Plus seats with added legroom and increased personal space.  Flight times will be eight hours 25 minutes westbound and seven hours 10 minutes eastbound. 

 “This additional flight continues to demonstrate the success of our services from Heathrow to the East Coast,” said Bob Schumacher, United’s Managing Director Sales – U.K. and Ireland.  “Our New York hub provides our U.K. customers with more travel options, not only to the Big Apple, but also offers an extensive range of connections from Newark to destinations across the U.S. and beyond.” 

United offers nonstop trans-Atlantic service from more cities in the U.K. than any other airline.  From London/Heathrow, United operates up to 17 flights per day to six of its U.S. hubs: Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco and Washington, D.C./Dulles.  The airline also offers nonstop service from Edinburgh to New York/Newark and (on a seasonal basis) Chicago, and from Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow to New York/Newark.

United operates the largest hub in the New York City metropolitan area at Newark Liberty International Airport.  Located just 14 miles from downtown Manhattan, the airport offers the fastest surface transfer journeys to many parts of the city, including the AirTrain service to New York Penn Station in midtown Manhattan, with a journey time of less than 30 minutes.

From New York/Newark, United operates flights to more than 300 destinations in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean, including more than 100 served nonstop.

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