Faro International Airport has been included in United Airlines’ expanded summer 2024 transatlantic schedule. The company has announced plans to fly non-stop to 38 transatlantic cities, “including the first and only direct flight between the U.S. and Faro”, and new flights to Reykjavik, Brussels, Rome and Málaga.
In a news release United said the new service between New York/Newark and Faro would be launched on 24 May. “The new flight will make it easy for U.S. customers to visit Portugal’s Algarve region, home to some of the country’s most scenic beaches and striking historic sites. The flight will operate four times a week on a Boeing 757-200. United currently serves more destinations in Portugal than all U.S. carriers with its existing year-round service between New York/Newark-Lisbon, as well as seasonal service between Washington/Dulles-Lisbon, New York/Newark-Porto and New York/Newark-Ponta Delgada, Azores.”
The airline is also bringing back nine of its most popular seasonal routes to Portugal, Italy, France and Spain up to two months early, “to give customers more time and options to explore Europe”.
Announcing the news, United’s senior vice president of global network planning and alliances, Patrick Quayle, said, “United has the most flights to the most destinations across the Atlantic and we’re now giving our customers even more flexibility and choice when planning their trips abroad. Whether customers are looking to travel during peak season or shoulder season, visit the most popular tourism destinations or discover a hidden gem, the scope and scale of our network makes United the easy choice for transatlantic travel.”
Tickets for United’s new summer 2024 flights, including Faro, are on sale now at United.com.