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United Airlines Adds New Flights to Croatia, Dubrovnik
Written by United Airlines.
United Airlines (UA/UAL) is adding three new flights to its international network, giving travellers more options for summer travel by flying direct to countries that are starting to reopen to vaccinated visitors. Starting in July 2021, United will offer new direct flights between Newark Liberty International Airport and Dubrovnik, Croatia, between Washington Dulles International Airport and Athens, Greece and between Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Reykjavik, Iceland, all subject to government approval.
United’s Travel-Ready Center enables customers to upload their COVID-19 testing and vaccine documentation, and have it certified ahead of check-in so customers can get their boarding pass before getting to the airport. United is the only airline that does this seamlessly in the airline’s mobile app. The addition of these new routes reflects an increase in interest among United’s customers - in the last month, searches on United.com for flights to Croatia, Greece and Iceland are up 61%. Customers can book travel starting today at United.com and on the United mobile app.
“As countries around the world begin the process of reopening, leisure travellers are eager to take a long-awaited getaway to new international destinations,” said Patrick Quayle, vice president of international network and alliances. “These three new routes unlock the natural beauty of the outdoors for our guests. They are also the latest example of how United is remaining nimble in rebuilding our network.”
United plans to add the only nonstop service between the U.S. and Croatia on 8 July (eastbound), 10 July 2021 (westbound), with services between Dubrovnik on Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast and New York/Newark. The airline will operate three weekly flights between New York/Newark and Dubrovnik through 2 October (eastbound), 3 October 2021 (westbound) on a Boeing 767-300ER with 30 United Polaris business class seats.Flights will operate Monday, Thursday, and Saturday from Newark and on Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday from Dubrovnik and will be timed to connect in Newark to over 65 cities in North America.