United Airlines Announces New Daily Nonstop Seasonal Service from Athens to Chicago O’Hare

United is increasing flights from Greece by nearly 25 per cent for 2024.

Earlier starts for existing daily summer seasonal services from Athens to New York/Newark and Washington Dulles.

United Airlines has announced a new daily nonstop seasonal service between Athens International Airport and its hub at Chicago O’Hare, starting 24 May 2024, subject to government approval. With the introduction of this new flight, United is increasing flights from Greece by nearly 25 per cent for 2024.

The new flight from Athens to Chicago O’Hare builds on United’s existing services from Greece, which will start earlier this summer: daily seasonal service from Athens to New York/Newark, beginning 31 March 2024 and Washington Dulles, beginning 15 April 2024.

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The new flight from Athens to Chicago O’Hare builds on United’s existing services from Greece, which will start earlier this summer: daily seasonal service from Athens to New York/Newark, beginning 31 March 2024 and Washington Dulles, beginning 15 April 2024.

“United continues to have the largest and most diverse network across the Atlantic and we are excited to announce this further expansion of our route network from Greece to the U.S. with new summer seasonal service between Athens and Chicago O’Hare,” said Marcel Fuchs, United’s Managing Director International Sales. “This new service, coupled with the earlier start of our services from Athens to New York/Newark and Washington Dulles, means our customers in Greece can benefit from even greater travel choice and the possibility to connect via our U.S. hubs to 114 destinations across the Americas.”

The new route from Athens to Chicago O’Hare underlines United’s leadership among U.S. airlines as the largest carrier across the Atlantic, flying nonstop from 38 transatlantic destinations for summer 2024, the most in its history and more destinations than all other U.S. carriers combined. United continues to be the only airline to directly connect the U.S. with Dubrovnik, Malaga, Mallorca and Tenerife.

The airline’s 2024 summer schedule also includes new services from Faro to New York/Newark, Barcelona to San Francisco, the resumption of its seasonal Reykjavik-New York/Newark service, as well as additional flights from Rome and Brussels. United will also increase its summer seasonal Malaga-New York/Newark flight to daily service and will start the service earlier on 3 May 2024. Additionally, the airline will be resuming earlier some of its other most popular seasonal routes from Nice, Lisbon, Barcelona, Rome, Milan and Naples to give customers more time and flexibility to explore destinations across the U.S.

All times are local and are subject to change.

United’s new seasonal service from Athens to Chicago O’Hare will be operated with Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft featuring 28 United PolarisSM business class lie-flat seats, 21 United Premium PlusSM premium economy seats, 36 Economy PlusSM seats and 158 standard economy seats. The revolutionary design of the Dreamliner offers customers many features for increased comfort such as large windows, spacious overhead storage and modern LED lighting to simulate a full day, helping passengers adjust their internal clock on the trans-Atlantic flight. In addition, a lower cabin altitude, cleaner air and smoother ride help customers feel rested on arrival.

United Polaris business class is a premium travel experience that prioritises relaxation and comfort, featuring quality inflight dining, amenity products and services from Therabody and Saks Fifth Avenue and full flat-bed seats with all aisle access.

United Premium Plus features a spacious seat with more legroom, elbow room and recline than a standard Economy Plus or economy seat, as well as an amenity kit, Saks Fifth Avenue blanket and plush pillow.

United Economy Plus offers added legroom and increased personal space. Located near the front of the economy cabin, the seats give the added benefit of a swifter exit from the plane on arrival. Economy Plus seating is available on all trans-Atlantic flights.

United economy offers complimentary food, soft drinks, juices, beer and wine, tea, coffee and inflight entertainment. On most aircraft, seats feature an adjustable headrest and a personal on-demand entertainment system.

United in Greece

United has been serving Greece with summer seasonal flights since 2016. In addition to the new daily seasonal service from Athens to Chicago O’Hare, starting 23 May 2024, United offers daily seasonal services from Athens to New York/Newark and Washington Dulles. United customers in Greece can book flights by visiting united.com or contacting United reservations Monday-Friday 9:00 – 17:00 on 00-800-441-4-3592 (toll free), 2103-00-2697 (mobile users), or their travel agent.

United in Chicago O’Hare

United is the largest carrier operating out of O’Hare International Airport (ORD). The airline currently operates nearly 450 daily flights to over 150 destinations across the United States and around the world from its Chicago hub.


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