United Airlines announces year-round service between New York/Newark and Rome
July 07, 2017: As United celebrates 20 years of service to Italy, the airline 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 DC/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 US 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 US 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."
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.