Flights will run from May 26 to October 6 (both dates westbound). United previously operated nonstop flights between Athens and New York/Newark between 2007 and 2011.
“We are pleased about returning to Greece with nonstop flights to New York from Athens this summer”, said Marcel Fuchs, United’s Vice President of Atlantic and Pacific Sales.
“Our service will offer Greek customers not only direct access to New York City but also connections to destinations throughout the Americas via our Newark Liberty hub.”
Flight UA125 will depart Athens daily at 12:30 p.m., arriving at New York/Newark at 4:30 p.m. the same day. The return flight, UA124, will depart New York/Newark daily at 5:50 p.m., arriving in Athens at 10:30 a.m. the following day (all times local). Flight times will be 11 hours westbound and 9 hours 40 minutes eastbound.
The flights will be operated by Boeing 767-300 aircraft with a total of 214 seats – 30 flat-bed seats in United BusinessFirst and 184 seats in United Economy, including 49 Economy Plus seats with added legroom and increased personal space.
Convenient connecting flights
The Athens flights have been conveniently timed to connect at New York/Newark with an extensive network of service to destinations across the Americas. United operates flights from New York/Newark to more than 300 destinations throughout North, Central and South America and the Caribbean, including more than 100 served nonstop.
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 journey time of less than 30 minutes.
The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 192 countries via 28 member airlines.