American carrier United Airlines on Thursday resumed nonstop flights between Athens and its New York hub, Newark Liberty International Airport. The seasonal service will operate daily until October 4, 2018 (westbound).
“We are delighted to operate this nonstop service between Athens and New York again this summer,” said Bob Schumacher, United Managing Director Regional Sales.
Flight UA125 departs Athens International Airport (AIA) daily at 12:15 pm, arriving at New York/Newark at 4:20 pm the same day. The return flight, UA124, departs New York/Newark daily at 5:40 pm, arriving in Athens at 10:30 am the following day (all times local). Flight times are 11 hours 5 minutes westbound and 9 hours 50 minutes eastbound.
“This service not only offers our Greek customers direct access to New York City, with over 70 nonstop connections from our New York/Newark hub customers can also conveniently connect to destinations across the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Central America,” Schumacher added.
On behalf of Athens International Airport, Ioanna Papadopoulou, Director Communications and Marketing, welcomed United’s direct flights connecting Athens with Newark Liberty International, underlining that the US hub “caters for the increased passenger demand to and from the USA and further enhances the connectivity of Athens”.
The Athens-New York flights are operated by Boeing 767-400ER aircraft with a total of 240 seats – 39 flat-bed seats in United Polaris business class and 201 seats in United Economy, including 70 Economy Plus seats with added legroom and increased personal space.