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United Airlines Resumes Athens-New York Direct Flights for 2017 Season

US carrier United Airlines on Thursday resumed nonstop flights between Athens and its New York hub, Newark Liberty International Airport.

Flight UA125 departs Athens International Airport (AIA) daily at 12:15 p.m., arriving at New York/Newark at 4:15 p.m. the same day. The return flight, UA124, departs New York/Newark daily at 5:40 p.m., arriving in Athens at 10:30 a.m. the following day (all times local).  Flight times are 11 hours westbound and 9 hours 50 minutes eastbound.

United Airlines aircraft receiving a water salute by Athens International Airport.

United Airlines aircraft receiving a water salute by Athens International Airport.

“We are delighted to operate this nonstop service between Athens and New York again this summer, reflecting seasonal demand,” said Bob Schumacher, United Managing Director Sales. “This service offers our Greek customers direct access to New York City as well as convenient connections at our Newark Liberty hub to destinations throughout the Americas,” he added.

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.

The Athens-New York flights are operated by Boeing 767-300 aircraft with a total of 214 seats – 30 flat-bed seats in United Polaris business class and 184 seats in United Economy, including 49 Economy Plus seats with added legroom and increased personal space.

“We are excited to welcome back to Athens United’s direct flights connecting Athens with Newark Liberty International, one of the most convenient U.S. hubs, offering significant opportunities for connections to a huge number of destinations in the American continent and the world thus, further enhancing the connectivity of Athens,” Ioanna Papadopoulou, Director, Communications & Marketing, AIA, said.

“2016 was an all-time high record for us in terms of passenger numbers, with the USA market growing at a highly dynamic pace, and during the first months of 2017, growth rates continue to be very positive,” she added.

United’s seasonal Athens-New York service will operate daily until October 5 (westbound).

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