Edinburgh regains United Airlines transatlantic links

United Airlines is to resume daily non-stop services between Scotland and the US next spring for the first time in two years.

Year-round daily flights between Edinburgh and New York/Newark return on March 5

Seasonal daily summer services from the Scottish capital to Chicago and Washington D C restart on May 7.

The airline will deploy 169-seat Boeing 757-200 aircraft on the Scottish routes.

United claims to be be the first airline to resume service between Scotland and the US, offering more flights than any other airline.

UK and Ireland sales director Bob Schumacher said: “We are delighted to return to Scotland in 2022 and resume nonstop services from Edinburgh to the United States.

“With the return of services, our customers in Edinburgh can once again take advantage of direct connections to the US, as well as an unrivalled route network from United’s hubs at New York/Newark, Chicago and Washington D C, offering convenient connections to 129 destinations across the Americas.”

Edinburgh airport chief executive Gordon Dewar added: “It’s incredibly exciting to be resuming our transatlantic services with United to allow direct travel between Scotland and the USA for the first time in two years.

“It will allow families to reunite, friends to reconnect and re-open the strong tourism destinations on both sides of the Atlantic.”

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