“We are delighted to return to Athens in 2022 and resume nonstop services from Greece to the United States,” United Director Sales Bob Schumacher said.
Flight UA125 departs Athens Airport daily at 12:15 pm, arriving at Newark Liberty International Airport at 4:15 pm the same day. The return flight, UA124, departs Newark daily at 5:15 pm, arriving in Athens at 10:10 am the following day (all times local).
United’s service from Athens to New York/Newark is currently operated with Boeing 767-400 aircraft and as of May 7, the route will be operated with Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner aircraft.
The service is planned to operate until October 29 and will be joined next month by United’s daily nonstop seasonal service from Athens to Washington D.C., set to start on May 7.
Seasonal service between Athens and Washington D.C.
“With the return of service to New York and next month to Washington D.C., our customers in Greece can take advantage of direct connections to the U.S., as well as an unrivalled route network from United’s hubs at New York/Newark and Washington Dulles, which offer convenient nonstop connections to over 95 destinations across the Americas,” Schumacher said.
Flight UA983 will depart Athens daily at 11:50 am, arriving at Washington Dulles at 3:15 pm the same day. The return flight, UA982, will depart Washington daily at 5:10 pm, arriving in Athens at 9:55 am the following day (all times local).
United’s service from Athens to Washington Dulles will be operated with Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft.
“We are truly excited to be…Re-UNITED again, welcoming United Airlines back to Athens, with daily nonstop seasonal services to metropolitan New York as of today, and the nation’s Capital, Washington, as of next month,” AIA Director Communications & Marketing Ioanna Papadopoulou said.
United has been serving Greece with summer seasonal flights since 2016.
“Even during the highly adverse two-year period of the pandemic, the US market demonstrated great resilience and always ranks among our most important and popular markets, with a large Greek-American community playing a key role in this,” Papadopoulou added.