United Airlines has added new routes to Croatia, Greece and Iceland as the airline prepares for a major resumption of service this summer.
The three new routes will connect Newark Liberty International Airport and Dubrovnik Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport and Athens International Airport and Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Reykjavik Airport, subject to government approval.
The new routes come in response to a 61 per cent increase in searches for flights to the three countries on the airline’s website.
United Airlines vice president of international network and alliances Patrick Quayle said: “As countries around the world begin the process of reopening, leisure travellers are eager to take a long-awaited getaway to new international destinations.
“These three new routes unlock the natural beauty of the outdoors for our guests. They are also the latest example of how United is remaining nimble in rebuilding our network.”
Provided they are given approval, the Croatian flight will operate three times a week from 8 July to 3 October with a Boeing 767-300ER earmarked for the route.
The Greek flights will run from 1 July to 3 October on a daily basis on board a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner while a Boeing 757-200 will be the metal of choice for the daily service operated to Iceland, again from the 1 July to 3 October.