15 Mar 2016

United Airlines Connects Travellers from Newcastle to Destinations Across the Americas this Summer

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From May 26, 2016, travellers from the North East of England will be able to connect to destinations across the United States by taking advantage of United’s seasonal nonstop flights from Newcastle to its New York hub, Newark Liberty International Airport.  United operates flights from New York/Newark to over 300 destinations throughout North, Central and South America and the Caribbean, including more than 100 served nonstop.

The airline introduced seasonal service on the Newcastle-New York/Newark route last year.

“We are excited to return to Newcastle this summer,” said Bob Schumacher, United’s Managing Director Sales – U.K. and Ireland. “Our flights offer business and leisure travellers convenient access to New York City as well as connections across the Americas. Through our New York hub, we can connect our customers directly to over 100 great destinations including Chicago, Miami, Las Vegas, San Francisco and Los Angeles.”

Flight Schedule

Flight UA75 will depart Newcastle daily except Wednesday at 9:10 a.m., arriving at New York/Newark at 11:55 a.m. the same day.  The return flight, UA74, will depart New York/Newark daily except Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., arriving in Newcastle at 7:30 a.m. the following day (all times local).  Flight times will be seven hours 45 minutes westbound and seven hours eastbound.

The flights will be operated by Boeing 757-200 aircraft with a total of 169 seats – 16 flat-bed seats in United BusinessFirst and 153 in United Economy, including 45 Economy Plus seats with added legroom and increased personal space.

“Preparations are well underway as we await the return of United Airlines and its direct service to New York and beyond.  An amazing amount of planning and preparation continues to go on behind the scenes to ensure everything is perfect for our passengers,” said David Laws, Chief Executive, Newcastle Airport.  “Connectivity is vital for the region and as well as connecting the North East to New York, United Airlines’ Newark hub provides access to more than 300 destinations right across the Americas to a range of key cities, including Chicago, Boston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Orlando.  I continue to call upon everyone in the North East to support the route and make sure that this direct service is the first choice for leisure passengers and businesses alike.”

Onboard Products and Services

United BusinessFirst offers a superior business-class service.  The BusinessFirst seat reclines 180 degrees into a 6-foot, 4-inch lie-flat bed and features a personal on-demand entertainment system with a 15.4-inch touch-screen monitor.  BusinessFirst amenities include laptop power, USB ports, noise-reduction headsets, amenity kits featuring Soho House’s Cowshed skin-care products, duvet-style blankets and a multi-course meal with complimentary wines.

United Economy offers complimentary food, soft drinks, juices, beer and wine, tea, coffee and inflight entertainment.  Seats feature an adjustable headrest and a personal on-demand entertainment system.

United Economy Plus offers up to five inches of extra legroom.  Located near the front of the Economy cabin, the seats give the added benefit of allowing a swifter exit from the plane upon arrival.

U.K. Services

United offers nonstop trans-Atlantic service from more cities in the U.K. than any other airline.  From London/Heathrow, United operates up to 17 flights per day to six of its U.S. hubs: Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco and Washington, D.C./Dulles.

In addition to the Newcastle service, the airline offers nonstop service from Edinburgh to New York/Newark and (on a seasonal basis) Chicago, from Manchester to New York/Newark and (on a seasonal basis) Washington/Dulles, and from Belfast, Birmingham and Glasgow to New York/Newark.

For more information and to book flights visit united.com or call 0845 6076760.

About United

United Airlines and United Express operate an average of nearly 5,000 flights a day to 342 airports across six continents. In 2015, United and United Express operated nearly two million flights carrying 140 million customers. United is proud to have the world's most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United operates more than 700 mainline aircraft, and this year, the airline anticipates taking delivery of 20 new Boeing aircraft, including 737 NGs, 787s and 777s. The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 192 countries via 28 member airlines. Approximately 84,000 United employees reside in every U.S. state and in countries around the world. For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter or connect on Facebook. The common stock of United's parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol UAL.