United Airlines announces year-round service between New York/Newark and Rome
CHICAGO - As United celebrates 20 years of service to Italy, the airline today announced it will be offering customers year-round nonstop service between New York/Newark and Rome. Expanding its current summer seasonal daily schedule, United will now also offer the service from November 2017 through to March 2018 – operating between three times a week and daily. The airline will continue to operate its seasonal service to Rome during the summer months from its hubs at Chicago O'Hare, New York/Newark Liberty and Washington D.C./Dulles International Airport.
The increase in service marks a milestone year for United Airlines in Italy. Since beginning service there in 1997, United has connected more than 7.6 million customers on nearly 42,000 flights between the U.S. and Italy. This year, United also celebrates 20 years of service to Milan Malpensa (MXP) from New York/Newark and a decade of service to Rome from its hub at Washington Dulles. United also offers nonstop seasonal service to Venice (VCE) from New York/Newark.
"Expanding our schedule to operate year-round to Rome means more customers from throughout the U.S. have additional opportunities to visit Italy," said Marcel Fuchs, United's vice president of Atlantic Sales. "Our service to Rome is timed perfectly for customers making connections from more than 75 cities around the United States and Latin America and it offers our Italian customers another convenient way to see New York or connect to other destinations throughout the United States."
Onboard products and services Throughout the summer season, United's flight between New York/Newark and Rome is operated with Boeing 767-400 aircraft with a total of 242 seats – 39 flat-bed seats in United Polaris business class and 203 seats in United Economy, including 70 Economy Plus seats. During the winter season, from November 9, 2017 until March 7, 2018, the service will be operated by Boeing 767-300 aircraft with a total of 214 seats – 30 flat-bed seats in United Polaris business class and 184 seats in United Economy, including 49 Economy Plus seats.
United Polaris business class, features a reimagined, sleep-enhancing experience for intercontinental travelers, including elevated inflight food and beverages, tranquil custom bedding from Saks Fifth Avenue and exclusive amenity kits with products from Soho House & Co.'s Cowshed Spa.
United Economy Plus offers additional legroom and increased personal space. Located near the front of the economy cabin, the seats give the added benefit of allowing 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's New York Hub United operates the largest hub in the New York City metropolitan area at Newark Liberty International Airport. Located just 16 miles from downtown Manhattan, the airport offers the fastest surface transfer journeys to many parts of the city, including the AirTrain service to New York Penn Station in midtown Manhattan, with a journey time of less than 30 minutes.
From New York/Newark, United operates flights to more than 300 destinations in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean, including more than 100 served nonstop.
United's Terminal C at EWR, described as a "culinary oasis" by The New York Times, continues its $120 million upgrade with many new dining creations by internationally and locally acclaimed chefs, including four with Michelin stars. They include DAILY, the only airport restaurant in the world where the entire menu changes daily, emphasizing local ingredients at peak freshness; Thyme, an all-vegetarian restaurant created by veggie-forward wunderkind Chef Amanda Cohen; and Little Purse, specializing in dumplings and noodles, developed by two-time Top Chef contestant Chef Dale Talde.