United Airlines is to add new European routes from Malaga and Stockholm as part of a major transatlantic expansion for summer 2023.
The US-based carrier will also increase flights to other cities in Europe including Rome, Paris, Barcelona, London, Berlin and Shannon.
United said it had enjoyed “historic levels of demand” for travel to Europe this summer, with bookings up by 20 per cent compared with 2019 and wanted to further develop its network to “serve continued demand strength”.
Patrick Quayle, senior vice president of global network planning and alliances at United, said: “We're making it easier for our customers to visit the most popular cities in Europe, but we're also expanding our reach to give travellers access to new places they haven't yet experienced.
“We expect another busy summer for international travel and are proud to build on our industry-leading global network to offer our customers the widest range of destinations and most convenient travel options.”
Flights between Malaga and New York Newark will start on 31 May, with three services per week. It will be United’s fifth destination in Spain.
The airline will resume flights from Stockholm to Newark on 27 May for the first time since 2019 when it will offer a daily service on the route. United will also start daily flights between Dubai and Newark on 25 March as part of its commercial agreement with Emirates.
Other moves for summer 2023 include United adding a second daily flight between London Heathrow and Los Angeles from 26 March, which will take total daily flights from Heathrow up to 23 next year.
United is also adding more services between Paris Charles de Gaulle and Washington Dulles airport with a second daily flight launching on 2 June.