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United Airlines launches nonstop flights between Chicago and Athens

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United Airlines expands Transatlantic network with new Chicago-Athens seasonal flights

United Airlines continues to expand its transatlantic presence with the launch of seasonal flights between Chicago O’Hare and Athens. This move boosts the airline’s offerings to Greece by 30%, complementing existing routes from Newark and Washington-Dulles to Athens.

Flight UA422, operated by a Boeing 787-8 registered N28912, departed from O’Hare International Airport at 16:42 local time on May 23 and landed at Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport at 10:20 the following day, after a nine-hour and 37-minute journey.

For this summer season, United Airlines will be the only U.S. carrier offering service to Dubrovnik, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca, and Tenerife-South. The airline has also resumed popular seasonal routes to Nice, Lisbon, Barcelona, Rome, Milan, and Naples.

Flight Schedule:

  • Chicago – Athens (UA 422): ORD 16:30 – ATH 10:45+1 (daily)
  • Athens – Chicago (UA 423): ATH 12:35 – ORD 19:58 (daily)

The flights are operated on Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft, which feature 243 seats: 28 in Business Class, 21 in Premium Economy, 36 in Economy Plus, and 158 in Economy.

“We are delighted to further expand our route network in Europe with the introduction of this new flight from Athens to our main hub in Chicago,” said Thorsten Lettnin, United’s Director of Sales for Central Europe, Middle East, Africa and India.

United’s European destinations also include Amsterdam, Brussels, Frankfurt, London-Heathrow, Munich, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Rome-Fiumicino, Zurich, Barcelona, Dublin, Edinburgh, Milan-Malpensa, Reykjavik, and Shannon.

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