United Airlines today resumed nonstop flights between Athens and its New York hub, Newark Liberty International Airport. The seasonal service will operate daily until October 4, 2018 (westbound).
“We are delighted to operate this nonstop service between Athens and New York again this summer,” said Bob Schumacher, United Managing Director Regional Sales. “This service not only offers our Greek customers direct access to New York City, with over 70 nonstop connections from our New York/Newark hub customers can also conveniently connect to destinations across the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Central America.”
On behalf of Athens International Airport, Ioanna Papadopoulou, Director Communications and Marketing, said: “We are truly excited to welcome again this summer in Athens United’s direct flights connecting Athens with Newark Liberty International, one of the most convenient U.S. hubs, as it caters for the increased passenger demand to and from the USA and, at the same time, further enhances the connectivity of Athens. We wish United Airlines every success and pledge to continue supporting its development for further expansion and growth in the Athens market.”
Flight UA125 departs Athens daily at 12:15 p.m., arriving at New York/Newark at 4:20 p.m. the same day. The return flight, UA124, departs New York/Newark daily at 5:40 p.m., arriving in Athens at 10:30 a.m. the following day (all times local). Flight times are 11 hours 5 minutes westbound and 9 hours 50 minutes eastbound.
United’s New York/Newark Hub
United operates the largest hub in the New York City metropolitan area at Newark Liberty International Airport. Located just 25 kilometres 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 280 destinations in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean, including more than 100 served nonstop.
Onboard Products and Services
The flights are operated by Boeing 767-400ER aircraft with a total of 240 seats – 39 flat-bed seats in United Polaris business class and 201 seats in United Economy, including 70 Economy Plus seats with added legroom and increased personal space. United Polaris business class, United’s brand new business cabin, features a reimagined, sleep-enhancing experience for intercontinental travellers. The first phase of United Polaris is now available onboard and features an elevated inflight food and beverage experience, tranquil custom bedding from Saks Fifth Avenue and exclusive amenity kits with products from Soho House & Co’s Cowshed Spa.
United Economy Plus offers added legroom and increased personal space. Located near the front of the Economy cabin, the seats give the added benefit of allowing a swifter exit from the plane on arrival. Economy Plus seating is available on all trans-Atlantic flights.
United Economy offers complimentary food, soft drinks, juices, beer and wine, tea, coffee and inflight entertainment. On most aircraft, seats feature an adjustable headrest and a personal on-demand entertainment system.
United in Greece
United customers in Greece can book flights by visiting united.com or contacting United reservations on 21 03002697 or their travel agent. United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,600 flights a day to 354 airports across five continents. In 2017, United and United Express operated more than 1.6 million flights carrying more than 148 million customers. United is proud to have the world’s most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark/New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United operates 750 mainline aircraft and the airline’s United Express carriers operate 545 regional aircraft. The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 191 countries via 28 member airlines. For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter or connect on Facebook. The common stock of United’s parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol “UAL”.