Nonstop flights from Newcastle to New York will start from May, subject to government approval.
United Airlines has announced the flights between Newcastle and it’s New York hub, Newark Liberty International Airport five times weekly from May 23 to September 7.
Flight UA159 will depart Newcastle daily except Wednesday and Thursday at 9.10am, arriving at New York/Newark at noon the same day. The return flight, UA160, will depart New York/Newark daily except Tuesday and Wednesday at 7.20pm arriving in Newcastle at 7.30am the following day (all times local).
Flight times will be seven hours 50 minutes westbound and seven hours 10 minutes eastbound.
The flights will be operated by Boeing 757-200 aircraft with a total of 169 seats – 16 flat-bed seats in United BusinessFirst and 153 in United Economy, including 45 Economy Plus seats with added legroom and increased personal space.
“We’re very excited about introducing nonstop flights to New York from Newcastle next summer,” said Bob Schumacher, United’s Managing Director Sales – U.K. & Ireland. “We’ll be offering the people of north east England easy, convenient travel options not only to New York City but also to destinations throughout the Americas.
“United already offers trans-Atlantic service from more cities in the UK than any other airline and we’ve every reason to be confident that this new service will be a success.”
David Laws, chief executive, Newcastle Airport, said: “For many years, and everywhere I go, people have been stopping me and asking, when is the north east going to get a New York service?
“I have been clear throughout that this is a route that we have been determined to deliver for the region. We have been carefully and quietly working behind the scenes, with our shareholders, to secure what will be another game-changing new route. I am delighted today that we are finally able to make the announcement everyone has been hoping for.
“United Airlines is the best airline to operate this service. They have an exceptional track record of linking UK regions to their New York/Newark hub, where customers can then connect to over one hundred onward destinations.”
United Economy offers complimentary food, soft drinks, juices, tea, coffee and inflight entertainment. Seats feature an adjustable headrest and a personal on-demand entertainment system.
For more information and to book flights visit united.com or call 0845 6076760.