Aviation industry giants United Airlines and Delta Airlines are set to relaunch several flights to Europe this summer. With entry restrictions eased for most countries on the continent and the desire to travel amongst American travelers seemingly at an all time high, the two airlines will be hoping to capitalize on the sky high demand for travel, with the new routes featuring some of Europe’s hottest and most in-demand vacation destinations.
For the first time in years, it’s finally looking good for travelers once more, with various airlines in the US competing to offer a variety of routes both at home and beyond that weren’t available this time last year. Here’s a look at everything we know about the new routes being relaunched by United and Delta, including details about the routes and when they’ll begin.
Routes Relaunched – Information For Travelers
Like many airlines in the US and around the world, the pandemic forced United and Delta to make some tough decisions about their operations. Whether due to strict entry requirements, a critical shortage of airline staff or simply a lack of demand amongst travelers for flights, both were forced to make cuts to their routes as they prioritised their flight offerings. Thankfully however, both airlines are now in a position to restore their flight networks bit by bit.
Over the weekend, United restored its flights between Newark airport and Dubrovnik, Croatia, making it the only airline in the country to offer direct flights from the US to Croatia – one of the hottest travel destinations in the world at present. This route will be in service until September 29th at least, and will be serviced by Boeing 767-300 aircraft, which can carry up to 214 passengers in total across three classes – United Business, Economy Plus and Economy.
United will also see the number of transatlantic flights offered increase in June. From June 2nd, three flights a week will head from Newark to Palma de Mallorca in the Balearic Islands, Spain. A week later, on June 9th, United will launch direct flights to Tenerife in the Canary Islands, with a frequency of three flights a week. Flights between Newark and Venice started earlier in the month.
There’s also good news for those looking to go to the Land Down Under. United will be resuming its non-stop service between San Francisco and Melbourne, making it the only US airline to offer a direct flight to the city. These flights will start from June 2nd, and will depart every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. The duration will be 15 hours and 45 minutes, leaving the US at 22:45 and landing two days later at 07:30.
Like United, Delta also relaunched their direct flights between New York JFK and Venice earlier in the month, as well as flights between Atlanta and Venice. This is the first time the airline will fly to Venice in almost seven months, with the route having previously been suspended as a result of the pandemic, making it the ideal time to visit the city’s famous canals and waterways.
As well as adding flights to Venice, Delta will also be increasing their transatlantic offerings in just a few days. From June 1st, Delta will be launching flights from New York JFK to Stockholm, Sweden. These are in addition to the airline’s new services between Salt Lake City and London Heathrow Airport, which launched just two weeks ago, giving passengers a wealth of transatlantic options to explore this summer.
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