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United Airlines Launches New Daily Nonstop Flight from Athens to Chicago O'Hare

United increases flights from Greece by more than 30 percent in 2024

The beginnings of the seasonal summer flights from Athens to New York/ Newark were preceded and Washington Dulles

ATHENS, May 24, 2024 - United Airlines has launched a new, daily seasonal direct connection between Athens International Airport and its main hub at Chicago O'Hare . With the introduction of this new flight, United is increasing flights from Greece by over 30 percent for 2024.

The launch of the new flight from Athens to Chicago O'Hare adds to United 's already existing flights from Greece, which began earlier this summer: a daily seasonal connection from Athens to New York/Newark that began on March 31 and Washington Dulles which started on April 15, 2024.

 "We are excited to further expand our route network in Europe with the introduction of this new flight from Athens to our key hub in Chicago," said Thorsten Lettnin , United 's Director of Sales for Central Europe, Middle East, Africa, India and Israel. "The over 30 percent increase in flights is great news for our customers traveling from Greece as it provides even more travel options, a direct link to the Chicago metropolitan area, as well as the ability to connect through our hubs in the US with more than 130 destinations across the Americas."
"As we enter a particularly busy summer season, United Airlines ' announcement of the launch of a daily nonstop seasonal flight from Athens to Chicago is an exciting development!"

said Ioanna Papadopoulou, Director of Communication and Marketing of Athens International Airport.

"Along with the airline's highly successful connections to metropolitan New York and the capital Washington, DC, the addition of the 'Windy City' enhances our connectivity and provides even more options for transatlantic passengers with United's flagship product. "

Since the beginning of the year, the US market has shown impressive growth and is consistently ranked at the top of our most important and popular markets. We would like to extend our best wishes to our airline partner for a very successful season and reaffirm our firm commitment to remain fully ' UNITED ' in supporting the airline's growth plans to and from Athens." 

The new flight from Athens to Chicago O'Hare underscores United 's leadership among US airlines as the largest transatlantic airline, with direct flights from 37 transatlantic destinations for the summer of 2024, the most in history of and more destinations than all other US carriers combined. United continues to be the only airline that connects the US directly to Dubrovnik, Malaga, Majorca and Tenerife. United 's 2024 summer schedule also includes new flights from Barcelona to San Francisco, the resumption of the seasonal flight from Reykjavik to New York/Newark, and additional flights from Rome and Brussels. United has also increased its summer seasonal flights from Malaga to New York/Newark to weekdays and restarted the flight earlier - on May 3, 2024. In addition, the airline has earlier restarted some of its most popular seasonal flights, from Nice, Lisbon, Barcelona, ​​Rome, Milan and Naples, giving customers more time and flexibility to explore destinations across the US.

Athens (ATH) – Chicago O’Hare (ORD)








Dates of operation

UA 422




10:45 +1


Boeing 787-8

23 /05 – 26/08 2024

UA 423






Boeing 787-8

24/05 – 27/08 2024

All times are local and are subject to change.

United 's new seasonal flight from Athens to Chicago O'Hare will operate on Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft, featuring 28 United PolarisSM business class seats with lie-flat beds , 21 United Premium PlusSM premium economy seats , 36 Economy seats PlusSM and 158 standard economy seats . The Dreamliner 's revolutionary design offers passengers many features for increased comfort, including large windows, spacious overhead storage and modern LED lighting , which simulates a full 24 hours, helping passengers adjust their internal clock during the transatlantic flight. In addition, lower cabin pressure, cleaner air and a smoother flight help passengers feel rested upon arrival.

United Polaris business class is a premium travel experience that prioritizes relaxation and comfort, offering premium in-flight meals, products and services from Therabody and Saks Fifth Avenue, and fully convertible seats , with free access from all corridors.

United Premium Plus features a spacious seat with more legroom, elbow room and more recline than a regular Economy Plus or Economy seat, plus an amenity kit, Saks Fifth Avenue blanket and comfort pillow.

United Economy Plus offers extra legroom and increased personal space. Located at the front of the economy cabin, the seats offer the advantage of a quicker exit from the plane upon arrival. Economy Plus seats are available on all transatlantic flights.

United economy offers free food, soft drinks, juice, beer and wine, tea, coffee and in-flight entertainment. On most aircraft, the seats have adjustable headrests and on-demand personal entertainment.

United in Greece

United has been serving Greece with summer seasonal flights since 2016. In addition to the new daily seasonal connection from Athens to Chicago O'Hare , United offers daily seasonal connections from Athens to New York/Newark and Washington Dulles . United customers in Greece can book flights by visiting united . com or by contacting United reservations , Monday-Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM at 00-800-441-4-3592 (toll free), 210 300 26 97 (for mobile users) or through their agency.

United at Chicago O'Hare​

United​ is the largest airline operating flights from O'Hare International Airport ( ORD ). The airline currently operates nearly 450 daily flights to more than 150 destinations in the United States and around the world from its Chicago hub.

About United

At United, Good Leads The Way . With US hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco and Washington D . C ., United offers the most extensive global network among North American carriers and is currently the world's largest airline by available seat miles.

More on how to join the United team at www . United . com / careers . 

More information about the company at www . United . com .

United Airlines Holdings , Inc. , parent company of United Airlines , Inc. , is listed on the Nasdaq under the symbol " UAL "


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