On 24 April, United Airlines commenced operations on the 8,718-kilometre sector between Houston Intercontinental and Munich, which will be served daily using its 767-400s.
- United Airlines expanded its presence at Munich (MUC), with the addition of its fourth route, this time from Houston Intercontinental, TX (IAH) on 24 April. The 8,718-kilometre sector to the capital of the German state of Bavaria will be served daily, utilising the Star Alliance member’s 242-seat 767-400s and will face no direct competition from other operators. United is already flying to Munich from New York Newark, Washington Dulles and Chicago O’Hare, all of which are served with daily flights. Commenting on the route launch, Stephanie Buchanan, VP of Houston hub, United Airlines, said: “We are pleased to give Houston Intercontinental business and leisure travelers direct access to Munich and convenient connections on our partner Lufthansa and its affiliate airlines to 71 cities beyond. United’s new service to Munich underscores Houston’s role as a top travel destination and a premier international gateway.” See how Munich Airport got on in this week’s Arch of Triumph.