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United Airlines Nonstop Service Between Stockholm and New York Returns for 2022

2021-11-25, kl. 06:00

Only direct service operated by a U.S. airline between Stockholm and New York City With 58 nonstop connections via New York/Newark hub to destinations across the Americas

Only direct service operated by a U.S. airline between Stockholm and New York City
With 58 nonstop connections via New York/Newark hub to destinations across the Americas. 

STOCKHOLM, 25 November 2021 – United Airlines will resume nonstop flights from Stockholm Arlanda Airport to its hub at New York/Newark from 14 May 2022. The seasonal service will operate daily and will be the only direct service operated by a U.S. airline between Stockholm and New York City.

“We are excited to return to Sweden in 2022 as the only U.S. airline flying direct between Stockholm and New York City,” said Lucas Geerts, United’s Regional Sales Manager Northern Europe. “Our service from Stockholm provides our customers in Sweden with direct access to New York City as well as the possibility to conveniently connect via our New York/Newark hub to 58 destinations across the Americas.”

“We welcome that United Airlines has chosen to return to Stockholm Arlanda Airport with its direct route to New York next summer. The U.S. is also one of our biggest trade partners and an important market for air freight, incoming tourism as well as an attractive destination for Swedes,” said Elizabeth Axtelius, Director Aviation Business at Swedavia.

Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN) - Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) will be operated daily starting on 14 May 2022. Flight UA69 departs ARN at 9:10 am and arrives at EWR at 11:45 am. Starting on May 13, flight UA68 EWR-ARN departs at 5:25 pm and arrives at 7:35 am + 1. All times are local and subject to change.

United’s service from Stockholm to New York/Newark will be operated with Boeing 757-200 aircraft, featuring a total of 169 seats – 16 flat-bed seats in United PolarisSM business class and 153 in economy, including 45 Economy PlusSM seats with added legroom and increased personal space.

United Polaris business class is a premium travel experience that prioritises relaxation and comfort, featuring quality inflight dining, premium amenity kits and full flat-bed seats.

United in Sweden
United began serving Sweden in 2005. United customers in Sweden can book flights by visiting united.com or contacting United Reservations on 08-585-36954 or their travel agent.

United in New York/Newark
Located just 14 miles from Manhattan, Newark Liberty International 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.

Committed to Ensuring a Safe Journey
United is committed to putting health and safety at the forefront of every customer's journey, with the goal of delivering an industry-leading standard of cleanliness through its United CleanPlus℠ program. United has teamed up with Clorox and Cleveland Clinic to redefine cleaning and health safety procedures from check-in to landing and has implemented more than a dozen new policies, protocols and innovations designed with the safety of customers and employees in mind. Customers can review COVID-19 entry requirements, find local testing options and upload any required testing and vaccination records for domestic and international travel, all in United’s Travel Ready Center. United was the first airline to integrate all these features into its mobile app and website.

United Next
United is more focused than ever on its commitment to customers and employees. In addition to today's announcement, United has recently:

  • Launched an ambitious plan to transform the United customer experience by adding and upgrading hundreds of aircraft as well as investing in features like larger overhead bins, seatback entertainment in every seat and the industry’s fastest available Wi-Fi.
  • Announced a goal to create 25,000 unionized jobs by 2026 that includes careers as pilots, flight attendants, agents, technicians, and dispatchers.
  • Announced that United will train at least 5,000 pilots by 2030 through the United Aviate Academy, with the plan of at least half being women and people of color.
  • Required all U.S. employees to receive a COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Became the first airline to offer customers the ability to check their destination’s travel requirements, schedule COVID-19 tests and more on its mobile app and website. 
  • Invested in emerging technologies that are designed to decarbonize air travel, like an agreement to work with urban air mobility company Archer, an investment in aircraft startup Heart Aerospace and a purchase agreement with Boom Supersonic.
  • Committed to going 100% green by reducing our greenhouse gas emissions by 100% by 2050, without relying on traditional carbon offsets.
  • Eliminated change fees for all economy and premium cabin tickets for travel within the U.S.

About United
United’s shared purpose is “Connecting People. Uniting the World.” In 2019, United and United Express® carriers operated more than 1.7 million flights carrying more than 162 million customers. United has the most comprehensive route network among North American carriers, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. For more about how to join the United team, please visit united.com/careers and more information about the company is at united.com. United Airlines Holdings, Inc. is traded on the Nasdaq under the symbol "UAL”.

Forward-Looking Statements
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About Swedavia Airports
Swedavia has carried out ambitious sustainability work for many years. All ten of its airports achieved the goal of zero fossil carbon dioxide emissions from their own operations by year-end 2020. Swedavia also works actively to promote the switch to biofuel and has the goal that five per cent of all fuel used for refueling at Swedish airports shall be fossil-free by 2025.

Swedavia’s climate transition work and leading work to operate climate-smart airports has been honored internationally, and in 2021 the aviation industry trade organization ACI named Stockholm Arlanda Airport Eco-Innovation Airport of the Year.

Swedavia complies with the authorities’ advice and recommendations on Covid-19. In addition, we comply with international aviation industry regulations. For information about the measures Swedavia has introduced for safe travel, see for example: swedavia.com/arlanda

For further information:

Kevin Johnston / Gudrun Gorner
United Airlines Europe, Middle East, Africa and India Press Office
Tel +44 (0)20 8276 6305

Swedavia Press Office
Tel. +46 (0)10-109 01 00