United Airlines International Route Expansion Announced

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United Airlines announced some exciting new routes starting in 2020, including brand new service to Nice, France; Palermo, Italy; and Curacao. Increased service has been added to Amsterdam; London; Frankfurt, Germany; and Zurich, as well as seasonal returns to Athens, Greece; Naples, Italy; Porto, Portugal; and Barcelona, Spain.

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Here’s a look at the new routes:

Just in time to escape the winter weather, United is adding Curacao to its Caribbean route network and enabling customers access to all of the ABC islands, including Aruba and Bonaire. Curacao will operate on Saturdays beginning Dec. 7, 2019, with Boeing 737-700 aircraft, subject to government approval.

United’s unparalleled global route network provides customers with easy access between the United States and many of the world’s top vacation destinations. Beginning May 2, 2020, United will offer customers daily nonstop service between New York/Newark and Nice, France – the gateway to the French Riviera. The airline will operate service to Nice with its premium Boeing 767-300ER aircraft featuring 46 United Polaris business class seats – offering the most premium seats between the United States and southern France of any U.S. airline.

In addition, beginning May 20, United will be the only airline offering nonstop daily service between the United States and Palermo, Italy, the capital city of Sicily and United’s fifth Italian destination: the most of any U.S. airline. Service to Nice and Palermo is subject to government approval.

Other highlights include nonstop year-round service between Chicago O’Hare and Zurich starting March 28, 2020. United announced the addition of a second daily flight between Newark and Amsterdam and Frankfurt, Germany starting March 28, 2020 as well.

United also plans to expand service between Denver and London to year-round, beginning Nov. 1, 2019, with their Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. Starting December 5, 2019, United will launch year-round San Francisco to New Delhi service.

If you’re looking to redeem your United MileagePlus Miles or other credit card points for these flights, consider using the Juicy Miles award booking service, who can help you redeem for the lowest amount of miles.

What are your thoughts on United’s international expansion? Feel free to share in the comments below.

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