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United to resume non-stop services from Scotland in March


United Airlines will resume daily non-stop services between Scotland and the United States in March next year, making it the first carrier to restore flights between the two countries.

From March 5 it will resume daily flights year round between Edinburgh and New York Newark and from May 7 it will resume daily seasonal services from Edinburgh to Chicago and Washington DC.

All flights will be operated by Boeing 757-200s with 15 Polaris flatbed seats, 45 economy plus seats and 108 economy seats.

Flights from Edinburgh to New York depart from the Scottish capital at 9:40 a.m. and arrive in the Big Apple at 12:20 p.m., with the return flight leaving Newark in 2020 and landing in Edinburgh at 8:05 a.m. the next day.

“We are delighted to return to Scotland in 2022 and resume non-stop services from Edinburgh to the United States,” said Bob Schumacher, United’s sales manager in the UK and Ireland. “With the return of services, our customers in Edinburgh can once again enjoy direct connections to the United States, as well as an unrivaled route network from United’s hubs in New York Newark, Chicago and Washington DC. ”

Gordon Dewar, Managing Director of Edinburgh Airport, added: “It is incredibly exciting to resume our transatlantic services with United to allow direct travel between Scotland and the United States for the first time in two years. .

In late October, United announced plans to operate 22 daily services from London Heathrow to US destinations by the spring.