United Airlines to launch Newcastle to New York and Edinburgh to Chicago
United Airlines is to begin flights from Newcastle to its hub at New York Newark for the summer, and will resume flights between Edinburgh and Chicago.
The Newcastle-Newark seervice will begin on May 23, operating from the UK every day except Wednesday and Thursday until September 07. Return flight will depart New York every day except Tuesday and wednesday.
The service will operate on a 169-seat Boeing 757 with a two-class cabin configured with 16 flatbed seats in BusinessFirst and 153 seats in economy, including 45 Economy Plus (Premium Economy) seats with additional legroom.
United offers connecting flights to 130 US destinations from Newark, including Florida, Las Vegas and the West Coast.
The carrier could decide to maintain the service beyond early September.
United will operate from Edinburgh to its Chicago hub from May 22 to October 5 with a varying frequency: five days a week until June 14, then daily up to August 30, back to five days a week till September 6, then four times a week until October 5.
The airline will also add a second daily service from Edinburgh to New York from May until September.
Delta to start service from Heathrow to Philadelphia in April
Selta Air Lines will begin a daily service from Heathrow to Philadelphia on April 27, improving access to the northeast of the U.S.
The flights will operate on a 164-seat Boeing 757, departing from Heathrow Terminal 4 and not Terminal 3, to which most Delta services relocated last year to sit alongside partner Virgin Atlantic.
Delta’s BusinessElite cabin offers flatbed seats on every longhaul service. The carrier will offer Wi-Fi on all international flights by the end of the year-currently, half of the fleet offers the service-and is poised to introduce a guarantee of bags delivered to carousels within 20 minutes of passengers disembarking.
BA ups Gatwick-Orlando capacity to record level
British Airways says it will be offering its biggest-ever capacity from Gatwick to Orlando when its service expands to twice-daily on March 29.
Flights depart gatwick at 11.20 and 13.50.