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United Airlines to add 5 new flights to London in March 2022

United Airlines has announced that it will add 5 new flights to London in March 2022. From March 2022, the airline will be operating a whopping 22 daily flights to London from the United States.

London expansion

In March 2022, United will be adding 5 new daily flights from different points in the United States to London, United Kingdom. This will mean that United will have 22 daily departures from US bound for London and 154 weekly departures. For contrast, the airline recently announced that it will operate more than 40 weekly flights to the British city, although the numbers are much less compared to pre-pandemic.

United, in March 2022, will:

  • Start brand-new service between Boston Logan International Airport and London Heathrow Airport with premium Boeing B767-300ERs, featuring 46 Polaris business class seats and 22 Premium Plus premium economy seats, 43 extra-legroom economy seats, and 56 standard economy seats
  • Resume daily flights from Denver International Airport to London Heathrow Airport and add a second daily flight that will be operated by Boeing B787-9s
  • Add sixth and seventh daily flights from Newark Liberty International Airport to London Heathrow Airport, each of which will be operated by United’s premium Boeing 767-300ER and allow for hourly service in the evening.
  • Add a third daily flight from San Francisco International Airport to London Heathrow Airport that will be operated by Boeing B787-9s
  • Resume daily service between Los Angeles International Airport and London Heathrow Airport

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These new flights build on United’s largest-ever trans-Atlantic expansion, which includes 5 new destinations, announced earlier this month. As aforementioned, United presently operate 7 daily flights to London Heathrow: 2 from Newark, 2 from Washington DC and 1 flight from Chicago, Houston, and San Francisco. In December 2021, just in time for the winter holidays, service will increase to 10 daily flights, with additional flights from New York/Newark and Chicago.

Patrick Quayle, Senior Vice President of International Network and Alliances, United, said:

For nearly 30 years, United has provided a critical link between the U.S. and London, maintaining service throughout the pandemic and strategically growing our schedule to keep our customers in these key global business centers connected. London is an integral part of United’s network and we remain confident demand will continue to grow, particularly as international business travel returns in 2022.

United will operate 12 daily flights, more than half of its total flights to London, on the airline’s premium Boeing B767-300ER aircraft, which features 16 additional United Polaris lie flat and all aisle access business class seats compared to United’s standard B767-300ER for a total of 42 Polaris seats. This aircraft also features 22 United Premium Plus seats, 47 Economy Plus seats and 52 standard economy seats.

Meanwhile, United recently announced largest domestic schedule since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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