United Airlines inaugurates daily nonstop service between Athens and Washington D.C.
United Airlines’ Athens to Washington D.C.
United Airlines inaugurated its nonstop daily seasonal service between Athens International Airport and its hub at Washington Dulles International Airport on 2 July 2021 with a special water salute marking the departure of the first capital-to-capital flight between the two cities.
The new daily nonstop summer seasonal service is operated with Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft. It is the first-ever nonstop service from Athens to Washington D.C. and builds on United’s existing daily summer service from Athens to its New York/Newark hub, which resumed on 3 June 2021 (eastbound) and 5 June 2021 (westbound).
“We are excited to inaugurate the first-ever nonstop service between Athens and Washington D.C. which further expands our European route network and provides our customers from Greece with direct access to the U.S. capital, as well as to over 80 destinations beyond our hub,” said Bob Schumacher, United Director Sales.
Ioanna Papadopoulou, Athens International Airport Director Communications and Marketing, added: “This very first ‘capital-to-capital’ connection is an amazing development for our airport, our city and our country, demonstrating the significant demand and the dynamics of the market, with passengers on both sides of the Atlantic, including the vibrant Greek-American community, getting ready to plan their trip and enjoy the Athens summer!”