United Airlines inaugurated its new non-stop seasonal (until 3 October) service between its New York Newark hub and Porto. The outbound flight, UA144, departs New York daily at 21:45, landing in Portugal at 09:45 the following day. United flight UA145 departs Porto at 12:35, arriving in Newark at 15:35 on the same day (all times local).
- United Airlines has initiated two new city pairs this week, one domestic and one international. On 1 May, the Star Alliance carrier began the 452-kilometre route from Denver (DEN) to Moab (CNY) in Utah. The 12 times weekly CRJ 200-operated sector will encounter no direct competition. Three days later, United commenced a link from its New York Newark (EWR) gateway to Porto (OPO). The daily 757-200-operated service will face incumbent TAP Air Portugal, which flies the same airport pair twice-weekly. See how Porto Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.